DOCTOR of THEOLOGY DEGREE
Doctor of Theology (ThD) Degree Program offered by Conservative
Theological University is unique among graduate degree programs
in the philosophy that "the only good study is self-study," the
Conservative Theological University ThD Program requires the candidate
be self-disciplined and possess the initiative and innovation
characteristic of one working at the doctoral level.
Doctor of Theology Degree Program requires the successful execution of
48 semester hours of graduate study, including the production of an
academic dissertation. The program design is for academic scholarship
and is exclusively a research program in variously designated fields.
Research includes the areas of Biblical studies, theology, history of
Christianity, and related fields.
practical throughout, the program's primary purpose is extensive
research in the candidate's selected field with the view to a product
monograph that will contribute substance to that area of investigation.
bi-monthly submissions of research work are carefully evaluated for
quality, content and structure, and the competency of the candidate by
the Faculty. Each phase is analyzed and balanced by the candidate's
personal goals, allowing the candidate uninhibited scholastic freedom
in pursuit of the studies. Simultaneously, the graduate professional
recognizes his responsibility in academic and theological guidance. The
candidate therefore must demonstrate how his studies would benefit
academia and the Christian community.
program requires a combination of supervised reading, survey of
recognized scholars in the area of study-focus, structured instruction,
tutorials, and the writing of a dissertation.