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Doctoral Studies

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Degree Programs

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

71 Hours · 3-4 Years

Doctor of Philosophy students are trained to advance Christian scholarship for effective kingdom ministry in a confessional environment of academic excellence.


Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

60 Hours · 2.5 years

The purpose of the Doctor of Education program is to equip men and women to serve as leaders in educational institutions and in the educational ministries of the church.


Doctor of Missiology

64 Hours · 3 Years

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Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)

32 Hours · 3 Years

The Doctor of Ministry degree equips ministry leaders with the skills necessary to achieve excellence in their vocational and personal lives.


Doctor of Educational Ministry (D.Ed.Min.)

46 Hours · 3 Years


Master of Theology (Th.M.)

24-26 Hours · 1.5 Years

The program acquaints students with the resources and research methods of a major area of study and offers focused time for further reflection in preparation for ministry.


Doctoral History

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— R. Albert Mohler Jr.

Our Core Values

These are the principles that guide doctoral studies at Southern Seminary.

Academic Excellence

We seek to provide the highest level of scholarship and academic training possible in service to the church and the advancement of the Great Commission.

Relationally Driven

Scholarship is best produced in community. At Southern, professors and students eagerly seek to learn from one another and spur each other on in the faith.

Personal Development

It is the desire of the faculty to see each student grow intellectually, skillfully, and spiritually during their academic endeavor.

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