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Bachelor-Master-Doctorate-PHD (see the download link below)

The purpose Doctor of Theology (Th.D) program is to provide the candidate with an advanced competency and biblical insights through the teaching, preparation, and observation for those actively involved in vocational Christian ministry of education. 

Graduates of the (Th.D) program will be prepared to: 

  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding and integration of ministry in relation to the biblical, theological, academic, and educational disciplines.
  • Articulate and apply a comprehensive and critical philosophy of ministry.
  • Demonstrate advanced competencies in the areas of critical thinking, Research and Writing, Biblical Theology, Biblical Communication, Administration/Education Leadership, and Great Commission Strategies.
  • Plan, implement, and critically evaluate major undertakings in ministry toward the fulfillment of the Great Commission and the Great Commandment.
  • Evaluate personal, spiritual, and professional development and design a plan for lifelong learning. 

An Online Th.D Degree Based on Biblical Principles and Values, Designed Specifically for Religious Education

The Doctor of Theology degree provides individuals with the opportunity to develop advanced skills using the flexibility and convenience of distance education. The curriculum consists of 48 hours of study and provides a solid foundation in major theology. This program is available to qualify Th.D candidates both in North American and internationally.

Admission Requirements

  1. Earned or be within 6 semester hours of a Master’s Degree or its equivalent*
  2. Proficient in the English Language.
  The Admissions Committee considers many factors when reviewing an admissions application. Among those factors are work experience, grade point average (2.75 on a 4-point scale or 6.0 on a 10-point scale) in previous academic work, professional references, and performance in prerequisite courses. For students whose GPA is lower than 2.75 (or 6.0), and who have 5 or more years of professional experience, the Admissions Committee will consider the quality and diversity of work history to determine their eligibility for admission.
   Application ProceduresAll applicants to the THD program must submit the following in order to be considered for admission:

  1. A completed with applicant letter of intent describing personal aspirations and work objectives. A portable document file is available for download. Applicants are encouraged to fill out the form using the form fields. After saving the completed application you may email it to admissions@ccudl.com
  2. Admission forms can be downloaded from this link
  3. Non-refundable application fee of $50.00
  4. Official transcripts and other documents showing completion of a Master’s degree or its equivalent
  5. A resume indicating applicant’s work history and at least two professional recommendations.

Admission Process

Upon receiving the completed application, transcripts and other documents, the graduate admission committee will review your application and make a determination on your admission status as –

Regular Status: Students meeting the minimum requirements will be granted acceptance with regular status.

Provisional Status: Students who do not meet the above minimum admission requirements may be granted acceptance with provisional status. Students granted provisional admittance may take no more than three post-graduate courses, provided that the students already have the necessary qualification to take the post-graduate courses. They must also achieve a 3.0 GPA during their first three courses. After completion of 3 courses with the required GPA, the students’ status will be changed to regular. Students who do not have a minimum GPA of 3.0 after the completion of the 3 courses will be dismissed from the program.

Denial of Admission: Applicants may be denied admission when evidence displays that the applicant:

  • Is not qualified or is under-prepared to pursue a post-graduate degree.
  • Engages in behavior contrary to the ethical codes of the university.
  • Has submitted fraudulent information or documents.
  • Displays unstable emotional health. 

Degree Learning Format

The CCU Th.D degree is a completely 100% online learning experience. Enrolled students will use the CCU online course management system which allows students to interface online with their professor and other students. Each course lasts approximately 6-8 weeks. During the course, students will be expected to read and research materials, participate in online discussion formats, participate in team assignments and projects, complete individual assignments and projects, and complete online assessments. This type of learning will allow professors and students interact in a truly global environment. A truly unique aspect of the CCU Online Th.D program is the integration of Christian Ethical principles and values into each course. Each week there will be an application of biblical-based ethical values and their relation to the topics and learning objectives being covered.