Research Doctoral Degrees

Doctoral Programs at NOBTS offer advanced, focused study and leadership development. These include the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), and Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.).

Doctor of Philosophy: 64 hours

  • Residency/ThM Candidacy: 33 hours
  • Senior Residency: 23 hours
  • Candidacy: 8 hours

Doctor of Philosophy Majors

  • Biblical Interpretation
  • Christian Education
  • Church History
  • Evangelism
  • Great Commission Studies
  • Missions
  • New Testament
  • Old Testament
  • Preaching
  • Psychology and Counseling
  • Theology

Doctor of Education: 54-55 hours

  • Program Workshops: 7 hours
  • Required Seminars: 19 hours
  • Dissertation: 11 hours
  • + Teaching Major: 17 hours
  • + Educational Leadership Major: 17 hours
  • + Ministry Leadership Major: 17-18 hours

Doctor of Musical Arts: 55 hours

  • Residency: 32 hours
  • Senior Residency: 17 hours
  • Candidacy: 6 hours

Six Divisions of Study