The Doctorate of Sacred Theology (DST) degree is a terminal level professional degree for those who wish to pursue an additional two years of advanced coursework focusing on a particular academic discipline or ministerial and other religious leadership practice.
The DST is extremely customizable and includes eight advanced courses of the student’s choosing. For those pursuing the Disciplinary Concentration, there is a thesis option which requires consent from a faculty member willing to supervise the dissertation. The DST is perfect for graduates holding the STM. The DST is ideal for those who wish to strengthen their knowledge or skills to the benefit of their journey in ministry, academic, or both.
The Doctorate of Sacred Theology (STM) degree provides advanced study for:
- Professional scholar-teachers preparing for doctoral studies.
- Scholars who wish to deepen their training in the philosophical and esoteric confines of theological studies.
- Professionals who desire to enhance their competency in a specific area of theological study or professional practice.
Total Credit Requirement: 45 credits
Prerequisite: Earned Master of Divinity -or- Master of Sacred Theology
Program Tuition: $225 per credit
Course Registration: $25 per course
Technology Fee: $5 per Trimester
Colloquy: $500 | 3 credits per year (9 credits total)
Dissertation: 15 credits