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PhD in Renewal Theology

The Ph.D. in Renewal Theology program offered by Regent University aims to create global leaders for the church and Christian ministry. Read on to learn more about Regent's Ph.D. in Renewal Theology.

Official Program Name:

Ph.D. in Renewal Theology

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Students interested in the Ph.D. in Renewal Theology at Regent should already have a M.Div. degree or related master's-level that provides an equivalent theological background. Applicants may also have stellar research abilities, spiritual maturity, and a recommendation from a clergy member. All applicants to Regent University graduate programs should have a bachelor's degree; some programs may have other requirements.

Program Description:

From history and theology to hermeneutics and research, students in Regent University's Ph.D. in Renewal Theology program have the chance to become church leaders across the world. Coursework is designed to provide an advanced understanding of topics like social ministry, congregational studies, missions, and contemporary evangelism. Students will also be offered the chance to research and publish an original study as a part of the program's dissertation. Students can choose from four concentrations: Biblical Studies, Christian Theology, Church History, and Practical Theology.

Learning Format:

Online (with 22 weeks of required residency)

Program Length:

60 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Ph.D. in Renewal Theology:

The 60 required credit hours of this Ph.D. in Renewal Theology program are include 15 credit hours of foundational courses, 18 credit hours of concentration courses, 12 credit hours of guided research, 3 credit hours of comprehensive examination, and 12 credit hours of a doctoral dissertation. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Courses (42 credits)

  • Advanced Hermeneutics
  • Advanced Research Methodologies
  • Teaching Practicum
  • Proposal Development
  • Renewal Theology
  • Guided Research (repeated in four consecutive semesters for a total of 12 credits)
  • Ph.D. Comprehensive Exam
  • Ph.D. Dissertation (repeated in four consecutive semesters for a total of 12 credits)

Concentration Courses (18 credits)

  • Students take 18 credits of courses in one of the following concentrations:
    • Biblical Studies
    • Christian Theology
    • Church History
    • Practical Theology

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Regent's Ph.D. in Renewal Theology program is designed to offer students a chance to develop a deep understanding of the Bible, missions, and church health. This knowledge might help graduates advanced leadership opportunities in and Christian ministries, or they may be able to seek advanced research and teaching positions. Examples of positions they could consider include:

Graduates who choose a career in this field may be interested in areas such as these:

  • Academic researcher
  • Consultant
  • Ministry leader
  • University faculty

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