Would you like to hear from an alumnus? Click here. After completing all coursework, candidates undertake the research and writing of a doctoral thesis of 45,, words pages in their field of specialization. It must be clearly a work of original academic scholarship making a contribution to the field of specialty. The thesis must be written in 12 point Times New Roman or comparable font, double-spaced and with the appropriate table of contents and bibliography. In conformity with the basic commitment of the Graduate Theological Foundation to serve the ministries of the various ecclesial traditions through programs of advanced professional education, the Th.
Ph.D. in Theology
Doctorate of Theology (Th.D.) Program -
The Doctorate in Sacred Theology S. The S. The focus in the course work, comps, and research for and writing of the dissertation is on particular systems of theology, theological loci, doctrines, dogmas and their conceptual constitution as well as correlated foundational, philosophical, and historical questions treated under the perspective of theological truth, doctrinal soundness, conceptual coherence, synthetic promise, apologetic relevance, and explanatory power. In this respect, individual theologians and theological schools from any historical period, but most typically the nineteenth century to the present, may be studied individually, cumulatively, comparatively, and contrastively. Different from a dissertation in historical theology, a dissertation in Systematic Theology will engage the question under discussion itself in light of the status quaestionis and in the extant magisterial framework and make a case for a specific answer that assists in advancing the discussion, or else, through its analysis of a particular theologian or particular theologians, implicitly move the theological conversation forward.
The Doctorate in Sacred Theology S. It offers a terminal degree the ecclesiastical doctorate that is granted by the authority and in the name of the Holy See. Candidates may specialize either in the domain of Thomistic systematic theology or Thomistic moral theology.
The PhD with Integrated Studies is a hybrid degree allowing students to combine a classic PhD with taught preparation roughly equivalent to a taught MA, within a single four-year programme eight years part-time. In Year 1, students will be registered as taught postgraduates. Like MA students, they will study five modules: three optional credit modules, and two core modules, Resources, Methods and Interpretation and a short Dissertation. However, those two core modules will be assessed to a higher threshold than the standard MA.