The Doctor of Theology is designed to prepare persons of exceptional ability and promise to conduct research at the highest level of expertise to strengthen service as pastor, seminary or college professors, and Christian leaders. A master’s degree in the field of theology from a generally recognized graduate school or seminary with a GPA of 3.0 is required for entrance. A minimum of 6 hours of Greek and 6 hours of Hebrew is necessary. The program is completed with 60 hours of course work and normally requires four years with a minimum overall GPA of 3.25. The content includes 27 hours of core courses, 15 hours of concentration courses, 6 hours of electives and 12 hours of practicum and research. The completion of the program includes the written comprehensive examination and an oral defense upon completion of an acceptable dissertation. The student must complete his written dissertation and defense within three years after he completes the dissertation research course (RES896). Objectives include demonstration of high level research, language skills, communication and exhibition of a biblical hermeneutic with a theology that is biblical. The program is only offered in English.