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DOCTORAL DEGREE PROGRAM
DOCTOR OF THEOLOGY DEGREE

DOCTOR of THEOLOGY
48 Semester Hours

THD 911: Phase one, dissertation due
The candidate will complete (6) semester hours of study along with the first phase of the dissertation which consist of stating his interest and determining his need and method of procedure for collection and assimilation of data. Includes an interest essay, tentative outline, bibliography to date, and research methodology.

THD 912: Phase two, dissertation due
The candidate will complete (6) semester hours of study along with the second phase of the dissertation, which consist of the development of an interview instrument for use in surveying recognized scholars who have expertise in his selected area of study-focus, and develops a formal letter to solicit their assistance.

THD 913: Phase three, dissertation due
The candidate will complete (6) semester hours of study and the candidate personally contacts and conducts a face-to-face interview with a recognized scholar in his area of study-focus. Emphasis is made on thorough planning, adequate preparation, complete note taking and analysis of the interview data.

THD 914: Phase four, dissertation due
The candidate will complete (6) semester hours of study; also the candidate compiles, filters, and logically arranges all analyzed research data and prepares his first draft of the research dissertation, using a carefully detailed outline.

THD 915: Phase five, dissertation due
The candidate will complete (6) semester hours of study and complete for submission and faculty review the second draft of the research dissertation.

THD 916: Phase six, dissertation due
The candidate will complete (2) semester hours of study and present the final draft of the dissertation. Doctoral candidates will then be prepared to present in synopsis form, orally, the dissertation before a group of peers. The completed dissertation must consist of a minimum of 200 single spaced 8 1/2 x 11 typed pages consisting of a minimum of 50,000 words conforming to all CTU research and writing requirements.

FEES AND TUITION

Application (non-refundable)                    $25.00

Initial semester fee (one time only)          $30.00

Registration (non-refundable)                   $75.00
(Paid upon application to doctoral studies)

Tuition                                                   $12,900.00

See Fees & Costs Schedule (page 97)

Graduation Fee                                     $200.00

PAYMENT PLANS

     Fees and tuition costs are commensurate with other universities and seminaries. A payment plan is available for monthly installments until tuition is paid. Full tuition is due and payable as each phase is under-taken, and no refunds are made. Approved extensions of the program beyond the 36 months may require the additional payment of an extension fee.

     All financial arrangements are contracted with the Office of Business Affairs, and subject to application approval. No degree will be granted until contractual arrangements are satisfied.

See tuition budget plan page (103)

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