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PhD in Constructive Theology and Theological Ethics

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General Information

Purpose of the PhD in Constructive Theology and Theological Ethics

Requirements of the PhD in Constructive Theology and Theological Ethics

General Information

General information about the PhD degree program through the School of Theology (STH) within Boston University, including contact information for admissions, is available here. Boston University also offers MA and PhD programs in a number of specializations through the Graduate School's Division of Religious and Theological Studies. For general information about these programs, go here.

The ThD program is administered by STH's Advanced Study Committee, which publishes general requirements and policies in the "Doctor of Theology Degree Handbook," available from the School of Theology.

Theology may serve as a Major or Minor in a ThD program.

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Purpose of the ThD in Theology

The ThD degree offered by the School of Theology (STH) is designed for careers in both academic institutions and Christian churches and religious communities. The ThD degree emphasizes an integrative character within the general sphere of the academic study of Christianity.

The ThD in Theology has a double emphasis on accumulating historical knowledge of philosophical and systematic theology within Christianity, and on building constructive skills needed to formulate and argue for theological positions. The doctoral programs in theology at Boston University are designed to prepare students to understand and assess theological issues, and to pursue truth concerning them, in conversation with religious or secular traditions that might take an interest in them, or in which they might be interested. The ThD in theology has a special concern to connect theological issues with concerns of the Christian traditions.

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Requirements of the ThD Major and Minor in Theology

Please consult your advisor about requirements and steps in the degree program. Note that the ThD program is administered by STH's Advanced Study Committee, which publishes general requirements and policies in the "Doctor of Theology Degree Handbook," available from the School of Theology.

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