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PhD in Renewal Theology - Biblical Studies

Regent University's Ph.D. in Renewal Theology with a concentration in Biblical Studies program gives students the chance to grow as theological leaders to minister to the Christian community and beyond. Read more about Regent's Ph.D. in Renewal Theology program here.

Official Program Name:

Ph.D. in Renewal Theology with a concentration in Biblical Studies

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:

Doctoral

Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to the Ph.D. in Renewal Theology - Biblical Studies program should already have a Master of Divinity degree or a related master's-level degree with an equivalent theological background. Students must also have a positive recommendation from a clergy member, integrity of character, and strong research skills. All applicants to Regent University graduate programs should have a bachelor's degree; some programs may have other requirements.

Program Description:

Regent University's Ph.D. in Renewal Theology - Biblical Studies program is designed to create pastoral visionaries capable of leading the spiritual growth of nonprofits, churches, and academies. This program is intended to take a deep dive into the Christian Bible and give students an advanced picture of its historical and theological importance. Coursework might also delve into hermeneutics, research methodologies, and renewal practices for organizations. Students also have the chance to complete a supervised teaching practicum.

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 - Biblical Studies:

Online coursework, a teaching practicum, a dissertation, and 22 combined weeks of residencies make up the 60 required credit hours for this Ph.D. program. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Courses (42 credits)

  • Advanced Hermeneutics
  • Advanced Research Methodologies
  • 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)

Biblical Studies Concentration Courses (18 credits)

  • Renewal Methods In Biblical Studies
  • Hebrew Scriptures: Research Topics
  • Early Jewish Literature: Research Topics
  • Gospels & Acts: Research Topics
  • New Testament Epistles: Research Topics
  • Apocalyptic Literature: Research Topics

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

The Ph.D. in Renewal Theology - Biblical Studies program aims to equip students with the theological knowledge and leadership abilities to minister to people in military, church, and nonprofit settings. Graduates might be able to use their academic research skills in fields such as:

  • Consulting
  • University faculty
  • Research
  • Nonprofit executive leadership

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