The Graduate Theological Union ’s Religious Studies and Theology PhD program builds on the ecumenical, interreligious, and interdisciplinary strengths of the GTU, and offers enhanced opportunities for both specialization and cross-disciplinary study. The GTU’s doctoral program utilizes the depth of faculty expertise made possible by its eight member schools and more than a dozen academic centers and affiliates.
The academic disciplines represented by a diverse range of faculty, combined with multidenominational and interfaith cooperation, provide a rich environment for developing one’s academic voice. The GTU has the faculty and research resources to offer a distinctively interdisciplinary approach to scholarship within one’s specialized concentration.
The PhD program also places theological or religious studies in the context of university research disciplines, and students are required to engage such a discipline in order to provide an additional critical and theoretical dimension to their work. Most students pursue this dimension of their program by working with a faculty member from the University of California at Berkeley, just a block away from the GTU.
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- Historical and Cultural Studies Of Religion
- Religion and Practice
- Sacred Texts and Their Interpretation
- Theology and Ethics
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DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Religious Studies & Theology Counselling View 41 other PhDs in Area & Cultural Studies in United States
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- BA or BS degree from a fully accredited institution.
- MDiv or MA degree in Theology, Religion, or a closely related field from a fully accredited institution.
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International35400 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 35400 USD per year
National35400 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 35400 USD per year
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.