Doctoral Programs

Logos University offers specialized Doctorate Programs for students to pursue beyond the Doctor of Ministry Program.  For students looking to specialize in an area, Logos University offers the Doctor of Christian Counseling and the Doctor of Christian Education.

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Doctor of Christian Counseling

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Doctor of Christian Education

Logos University offers the Doctor of Christian Counseling and the Doctor of Christian Education for those students looking to further their study of counseling and education in the context of a vocational church or ministry setting.  While these degrees do not qualify a person to sit for any state exams or licensure, they do give the person the educational tools they need to thrive in a Christian Ministry setting.

 

For each Doctorate Program, the student is required to have achieved in Master’s degree from any previous institution in the area that they are planning on studying.  For instance, a student looking to pursue the Doctor of  Christian Counseling must have earned a Masters degree in either Counseling, Social Work, Psychology or a related field of study.

Doctor of Christian Counseling

The Doctor of Christian Counseling program is for those who would like to practice Christian Counseling in pastoral ministry and parachurch organization such as Christian schools, Christian crisis pregnancy centers etc.

 

The Doctor of Christian Counseling Requires a Masters degree in Christian Counseling, Counseling, Psychology, or Social Work. In the event a prospective student does not have a degree in any of the above, the program is 36 hours in addition to the prerequisite bible and theology hours.

A Doctor of Christian Counseling has the following components:

  • Core Requirements – 21 hours (Courses in Christian Counseling)
  • Electives – 6 hours
  • Practicum/Project – 9 hours

Doctor of Christian Education

The Doctor of Christian Education degree program is designed for those ministry practitioners who desire to lead a Christian Education ministry in a church setting.  Doctor of Christian Education graduates will possess the skills to create, staff, and execute a discipleship training environment for all ages.

 

Applicant to this degree program must possess a Masters degree in Christian Education, Education, Educational Management or other Educational discipline.  (*In the event a prospective student does not have a masters degree in any of the disciplines listed above, the program is 60 hours in addition to the prerequisite hours in bible and theology.)

 

A Doctor of Christian Education has the following components:

  • Core Requirements – 21 hours (Courses in Christian Education)
  • Electives – 6 hours (Any courses that we offer in any department)
  • Dissertation/Project – 9 hours

Doctor of Theology

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Doctor of Philosophy

The Doctor of Theology (ThD) and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree programs are research based degree programs and are considered to be the crown jewel of degree programs offered through Logos University.  Students entering into this program can expect to delve deep into a specific area of study, research a particular topic, and produce a highly thought out exposition of a particular topic of interest.

Doctor of Theology

The Doctor of Theology is an in-depth study of Bible, theology, and biblical languages.  The program is designed for personal growth and development as well as those ministry practitioners who desire to preach and teach from a deeper foundation of theology. Th.D.  graduates will possess the knowledge of the various fields of theology including biblical, historical, practical and systematic.  Biblical languages are required in this program. Applicant to this degree program must possess a Masters degree in Bible, Divinity, Theology or Theological Studies.  The program varies in length depending on the type of Master’s degree possessed by the applicant. 

The components for the fulfillment of the requirements for the Doctor of Theology degree are as follows:

For students possessing a Master of Divinity or Master of Theology, the Doctor of Theology is a 36 Credit Hour Program and breaks down into the following components.

  • Theology Concentration – 21 Credit Hours
  • Biblical Languages – 6 Credit Hours
  • Dissertation – 9 Credit Hours

For students possessing a 36 Credit Hour Master’s Degree other than a Master of Divinity or a Master of Theology, the program is a 60 credit hour program and contains the following components.

  • Theology Concentration – 36 Credit Hours
  • Biblical Languages – 6 Credit Hours
  • Elective Coursework – 9 Credit Hours
  • Dissertation – 9 Credit Hours

Doctor of Philosophy

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degree program is a research-based degree and is the crown jewel of degree programs offered through Logos University.

The Doctor of Philosophy degree program varies between 24-60 hours in length as described below. Prerequisites for being accepted into the Ph.D. program are any of the following:

  • The applicant must have a Master’s degree in a Biblical/Theological field.
  • If the Master’s degree is 36 hours or less, the Ph.D program will require an additional 60 hours to complete. 
  • If the student has a Master of Theology (Th.M) or Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree, the Ph.D. program will require an additional 36 hours to complete. The Master of Theology (Th.M) degree must be a minimum of 48 hours and the and the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree must be at least 72 hours.
  • If the Applicant has a Doctor of Ministry degree, the Ph.D. program will require an additional 24 hours 

The following constitutes the requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy degree:

  • PHL501 & PHL601* (required) – 6 hours
  • Dissertation – 12 hours
  • Doctoral Concentration Courses, Seminars, or Directed Research as required – 6-42 hours

If student has already taken both PHL501 & PHL601, two additional Doctoral Seminars will be taken instead.

Biblical and Theological Foundational Knowledge

For entry into all of Logos University’s Graduate programs, each student is required to have previous academic experience in the area of Biblical and Theological Prerequisite Knowledge.  For students who have not had a background in biblical or theological studies, the student will need to complete Old Testament Survey and New Testament Survey with Logos University.  These courses will be added to the overall program.

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