You are ready for the final step. You have spent a lifetime preparing to teach at the college or seminary level. You are now ready to make a contribution to the wider world of scholarship. In these important undertakings, you want a faculty who will assist you, guide you, and befriend you. You want an institution with a rich history of scholarship and devotion.
The Doctor of Philosophy program at Central Seminary might be what you need. Join with a committed group of men who have already achieved their terminal degrees at some of the best institutions in America. Benefit from their wisdom as they shepherd you through the highest scholastic achievement of your life. You will graduate not only with your doctorate but also with friendships that will remain with you during the course of your ministry.
An interview with Dr. Straub concerning the postgraduate program
The purpose of the Doctor of Philosophy or Theology program is to train men to serve as scholars, authors, and educators who will equip spiritual leaders of New Testament churches.
Applicants must have a recognized M.Div. degree or a Th.M. degree with a minimum GPA of 3.5. Applicants must demonstrate a working knowledge of Greek and Hebrew. Typically, the applicant’s transcripts should reflect at least 18 semester hours of Greek and 12 semester hours of Hebrew prior to application for the program.
Applicants who have graduated from a Th.M. program must submit a copy of the Th.M. thesis with their applications. Applicants who have graduated from the M.Div. program must submit an extended academic paper that they have prepared within their projected field of concentration.
All applicants must submit satisfactory scores for the Graduate Record Examination. These scores may not be older than five (5) years. Information on taking the Graduate Record Examination can be found online at www.ets.org.
Graduates of M.Div. programs other than Central Seminary’s may be required to take either written or oral entrance examinations at the seminary’s discretion. Other academic, psychological, or spiritual examinations may be required at the discretion of the seminary.
___ 3 Postgraduate seminar in hermeneutics
___ 6 2 Guided research seminars
___ 3 1 Seminar inside discipline
___ 9 3 Seminars outside discipline
___ 27 9 Elective seminars
___ 0 Teaching Practicum
___ 0 Comprehensive Exams
___ 12 Dissertation
Total 30 Hours