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DOCTORATE DEGREES

In Christian ministry, the earning of the doctorate degree allows an individual the freedom to study in his or her area of concentration at the highest level.  For most, it is not about the title, rather it is about the subject studied and knowledge refined.  If you hold an appropriate master's degree from an acceptable institution, you can earn a doctorate at Master's from the comfort and convenience of home.  Once you have looked over the programs below, start by requesting a free and personalized evaluation.

Doctor of Biblical Studies (D.B.S.)
Click HERE for Entrance Requirements.
Concentrations In:

Pastoral Ministry
Biblical Counseling
Theology
Interdisciplinary Studies

Doctor of Divinity (D.D.)

An ideal option for qualified ministers who wish to earn a doctorate, but do not have a need for a professional or academic degree.  Click HERE for Complete Program Details.


Doctor of Theology (Th.D.)
Concentration in Biblical Theology
Click HERE for Entrance Requirements.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

MASTERíS Theological Research Institute offers a Ph.D. program dedicated to advancing the evangelical perspective through theological research and application in one of four disciplines: 1.  Biblical Counseling, 2. Biblical Studies, 3.  Pastoral Ministry, 4.  Theology.  For complete information visit:
Master's Theological Research Institute.

 

Doctor of Biblical Studies (D.B.S.)
Pastoral Ministry  |  Biblical Counseling  |  Theology  |  Interdisciplinary Studies

Doctor of Biblical Studies 44 credits
Concentration in Pastoral Ministry

Orientation OR-DO
Prayer: Leadership Available to God BLG-7104
The Philosophical Problem of Evil PE-701
Making Disciples MD-701
Biblical Requisites for Churches that Heal CH-701
Advanced Biblical Directives for Pastors DP-701
Leadership and the Practice of Spiritual Gifts BLG-7201
Ministry Practicum DMP-700
Doctoral Theology Project DTP-700
Research and Writing RW-700
Doctoral Writing Project DRP-700
TOTAL CREDITS

0
3
3
3
3
3
3
6
10
2
8
44

Both Doctoral Degrees are Designed for the more academically advanced and experienced person already serving in a pastoral ministry role who desires a greater knowledge by which to serve more effectively.

Ministry Training for:
Pastors
Staff Pastors
Missionaries

Doctor of Biblical Studies 47 credits
Concentration in Biblical Counseling

The American Academy of Biblical Counselors has designated MASTER'S as a Certified Institution.

Orientation OR-DO
Advanced Biblical Directionism Counseling II BD-702
Advanced Counseling Theology II AT-702
Advanced Essentials in Biblical Counseling II AE-702
Advanced Biblical Directives for Pastors DP-701

Preparing Couples for a Biblically Based Marriage BBM-701
Counseling the Victims of Abortion AV-702
Personhood from a Biblical Perspective PH-702
Drugs, Mental Health and the Biblical Counselor DM-701
Practicum CP-1520
Doctoral Theology Project DTP-700
Research and Writing RW-700
Doctoral Writing Project DRP-700
TOTAL CREDITS
 

0
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
10
2
8
47

Designed for individuals who are already well advanced in the ministry of Biblical counseling.  The deeper issues related to Biblical counseling form the core curriculum of this program.

Ministry Training for:
Biblical Counselors
Resource Chaplains
Pastors
Pastoral Staff
Missionaries

BIBLICAL COUNSELING ELECTIVE COURSES:  |Crisis Counseling|  |Counseling ADHD from a Biblical Perspective| |Counseling Youth|  |Counseling the Victim|  |Counseling the Woman of Trauma|  |Counseling and the Finished Work of Christ|  | Counseling From James| |Introduction to Abortion Counseling|  |Post-Abortion Counseling|  |Premarital Counseling|  |Sexual Abstinence Counseling|  |The Biblical Foundation for Self-awareness|  |Understanding Sexual Addictions and the Biblical Process for Deliverance|  |Understanding the Consequences of Sexual Sins Upon the Marriage Covenant (from a Biblical Perspective)|  |Understanding Pride as a Root of Habitual Sexual Sin|  |Understanding the Importance of Repentance in the Biblical Process of Deliverance

Doctor of Biblical Studies 44 credits
Concentration in Theology

Orientation OR-DO
Advanced Systematic Theology I AST-701
The Philosophical Problem of Evil PE-701
Advanced Systematic Theology II AST-702
Advanced Spiritual Warfare ASW-701
Application of Apologetics AAP-701
Doctrine of Biblical Inspiration BI-701
Theology of the New Testament NTH-701
Theology of the Old Testament OTH-701
Doctoral Theology Project
Research and Writing RW-700
Doctoral Writing Project DRP-700
TOTAL CREDITS

0
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
10
2
8
44

Both Doctoral Degrees are Designed for individuals with an already well advanced Bible background who desire to deepen their understanding of the larger issues facing the church today.

Ministry Training for:
Pastors
Staff Pastors
Missionaries
Christian School Teachers
Bible College Instructors

Doctor of Biblical Studies 34 credits
Standard Interdisciplinary Studies Option

Individuals who may lack a sufficiently strong theological studies background, but who wish to take courses directly relevant to their ministry situation, will find the Standard Interdisciplinary program ideal.  By taking required courses that will provide a good ministry foundation, it is also possible to select four elective courses that will strengthen personal ministry needs and goals.

Orientation OR-DO
Advanced Systematic Theology I AST-701
Advanced Systematic Theology II AST-702
Doctrine of Biblical Inspiration BI-701
Elective
Elective
Elective
Elective
Elective
Doctoral Theology Project
TOTAL CREDITS

0
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
10
34

Designed for the individual with an good understanding of Biblical Theology and ministry related issues, but who desire to personally tailor a degree program around a specific ministry enhancement goal.

Ministry Training for:
Lay Ministers
Para Church Ministers
Christian Businessmen
Pastors and Staff
Missionaries

Doctor of Biblical Studies 34 credits
Flexible Interdisciplinary Studies Option

Individuals who hold a Bible related degree from an acceptable institution, will benefit from the opportunity to actually build their own degree program.  By selecting courses that best serve current and future ministry needs, it is possible to create the ideal doctorate program for Christian ministry.  A helpful and unique feature of the Flexible Interdisciplinary degree option is that the student is not required to select all of the courses at the time of enrollment.  Courses may be selected as the student moves through the program.  This is the most flexible ministry related doctorate degree ever!

Orientation OR-DO
Elective
Elective
Elective
Elective
Elective
Elective
Elective
Elective
Doctoral Theology Project
TOTAL CREDITS

0
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
10
34

Designed for the individual with an already well advanced understanding of Biblical Theology and ministry related issues, but who desire to personally tailor a degree program around a specific ministry enhancement goal.

Ministry Training for:
Para Church Ministers,
Missionaries, Pastors and Ministry Leaders.

 

Doctor of Biblical Studies (D.B.S.)
Pastoral Ministry  |  Biblical Counseling  |  Theology  |  Interdisciplinary Studies

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