Theology & Apologetics (Ph.D.)

Theology & Apologetics (Ph.D.)

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2019 through summer 2020. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Language Competency
German Examination
French or Latin Examination
Research Competency
RTCH 900Research Methods and Teaching in Christian Higher Education3
Theology & Apologetics Courses
APOL 910Apologetic Method3
APOL 920Miracles3
THEO 900Seminar in Theological Method3
THEO 904Bibliology3
Choose nine credit hours of 900-level APOL or THEO courses9
Elective Courses
Choose 18 credit hours of 900-level electives from the following disciplines: APOL, CHHI, NBST, OBST & THEO 118
Comprehensive Examinations
Cognate Field
Dissertation Courses 3
DISS 987Dissertation Proposal and Research I5
DISS 988Dissertation Proposal and Research II5
DISS 989Dissertation Proposal and Research III5
DISS 990Dissertation Defense0
Total Hours57

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • 57 total hours
  • A minimum of 42 hours must be completed through Liberty University, not to include credits from a prior degree earned through Liberty
  • A maximum of 15 hours of transfer credit, including credit from a degree on the same academic level previously earned through Liberty, may be applied to the degree
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No grades lower than B- may be applied to the degree
  • Successful completion of the Research Language Competencies
  • Successful completion of Comprehensive Exams
  • Degree must be completed within 7 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

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