Christian Theological Studies

Major Field Requirements

  • Course Work
    • 3 courses a semester
    • With advisor approval, students may take additional courses
    • Students with advanced degrees will usually take 2 years of course work
  • Languages
    • Reading knowledge of 2 modern languages—normally includes either German, French or Spanish
  • Responsible Conduct of Research Training
  • Preliminary Examinations
    • 4-hour comprehensive exam in Christian Theological Studies
    • 3-hour internal minor examination
    • 3-hour external minor examination
    • 3-hour examination related to the projected focus of the dissertation
    • Note: Students may petition the convener of the area for an additional 2-4 hours to complete any exam. That request, however, must be submitted in writing 1 week prior to the beginning of the examination cycle.
  • Dissertation

Track-Specific Guidelines

 

Inside Minor Requirements

  • 2 courses