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Program of Studies

The doctoral program consists of a fifty-four (54) credit-hour program of study
designed to train students in the discipline of Historical Theology. All students
take THEO 6010 (Methods in Historical Theology), as well as survey courses in
early Christianity, medieval Christianity, and modern Christianity that aim to
familiarize students with key primary texts and give a broad overview of
Christian history in each particular period. Remaining coursework includes
seminars in both students' major and minor areas of specialization and two
electives. In addition to coursework, degree requirements include competency in at least
three foreign languages, comprehensive examinations, and a dissertation that
presents an original thesis in response to a question of significance to the field
of Historical Theology. For more information on the coursework and degree requirements, please see the PhD Student Handbook here

Below, please find links to the key forms, rubrics, and reading lists used by the
Department of Theological Studies.

Annual Review Form
Language Competency Exam Rubric
Year 1 Comprehensive Exam Rubric
Year 2 Comprehensive Exam Rubric
Prospectus Template
Prospectus Oral Defense Rubric
Dissertation Rubric
Dissertation Oral Defense Rubric
Year 1 Comprehensive Exam Reading List
Year 2 Comprehensive Exam Reading List

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