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General Information

The Office of Ph.D. Studies invites all eligible persons to complete the application as specified in the directions on the Online Application page. Admission to the Ph.D. program is selective and is offered only to students who have demonstrated the intellectual ability, preparation and motivation to perform academically at the highest level. Enrollment in the program is limited to applicants who, in the judgment of the faculty, appear best qualified and most capable of using the resources that the seminary provides.

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Prerequisites for Admission

Admission to the program is competitive. The following prerequisites for admission are for self-screening purposes and only establish the opportunity to apply to the Ph.D. program.

Preference will be given to applicants who have completed the following core courses or their equivalents:

- NT Survey I, II (6hrs.)

- OT Survey I, II (6hrs.)

- Greek I, II (6-9hrs.)*

- Hebrew I, II (6-9hrs.)*

- Doctrine Survey I, II (6hrs.)

- Church History I, II (3-6hrs.)**

- Hermeneutics (3hrs.)

- Baptist History (3hrs.)***

* Biblical language expectations depend on applicant’s given Area of Study

**Applicants must have studied the Patristic, Medieval, Reformation and Modern eras.

***Baptist History is required for applicants pursuing Historical Theology

 

Competitive applications demonstrate a further specialization in their desired area of study.

It is the student’s responsibility to distinguish himself or herself in the following areas:

Approved Master of Divinity degree or research Master of Arts degree in the same field in which one wishes to pursue doctoral studies as long as that degree and its prerequisites meet MDiv equivalence. Typically, SEBTS research masters degrees meet this requirement.

-Competitive applications demonstrate a further specialization in their desired area of study.

G.P.A. (3.5 and above)

Acceptable GRE score

References

Writing sample (4-6k words including footnotes)

Personal Statement

Major Professor Evaluation

Entrance Exam


Additional Information for International Students

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