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Doctor of Philosophy In Church History


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:  The prospective doctoral candidate must hold an earned Master’s degree from an approved educational institution.  Upon receipt of the application and consultation, a determination will be made concerning the prospective doctoral candidate’s eligibility.





Total Courses

6 courses(30 hours)

Core Courses & Electives


20 hours

60-120 pages

Core Courses

Minimum 3

Authorized Textbooks

Elective Courses

Maximum 3

Elective Page, No Travel Seminar Tab or other doctoral degree program pages

No Travel Seminars

Maximum 3

No Travel Seminar Tab

TUITION - $2,695.00

Automatic Monthly Payment Program:  $200 down and $100 a month for a total of $2,695.00.

Up Front Payment Program: $300 reduction for a total of $2,395.00 paid at enrollment.

Tuition does not include textbooks. Please purchase them at your favorite book dealer or www.Amazon.com

ABOUT THIS DEGREE PROGRAM:  The Doctor of Philosophy in Church History degree program acquaints the student with a broad perspective of Church History.  The program consists of six courses, which are the equivalent of thirty hours of study, and a dissertation, which is the equivalent of twenty hours of study. Texts must be selected from the list of Authorized Textbooks provided below.  Although all textbooks may be ordered simultaneously, assignments must be submitted one at a time.  Once a textbook is read, a 10 to 20 page paper describing what was read must be submitted for grading.    A four to six page paper is required for each No Travel Seminar.  We are simply asking students for a summary of the material. Review the How to Submit Your Work tab concerning submission of assignments.

SPECIFIC DEGREE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:  The Doctor of Philosophy in Church History degree program requires a total of 50 hours.  This is comprised of six courses (30 hours) and a dissertation (20 hours).  Three of the six required courses must be core courses chosen from the list of Authorized Textbooks provided below.  Up to three of the six required courses may be electives.  Electives may be chosen from the Electives Page, the No Travel Seminar tab or any other degree program page.  No Travel Seminars are optional.  A maximum of three No Travel Seminars may be utilized for this program.

Courses/Textbooks may not be utilized for more than one degree program.


CH 600 Historical Christianity:  Christianity Through the Centuries by Earle E. Cairns (Hardcover - Dec 1, 1996)

CH 610  Faith In History:  Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Faith in Community by Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Paperback - Oct 25, 1978)

CH 620 Christian HistoryThe One Year Christian History (One Year Books) by E. Michael Rusten and Sharon O. Rusten (Paperback - Feb 5, 2003) 

CH 630   Christian History In Brief:  A Summary of Christian History by Robert A. Baker and John M. Landers (Hardcover - Nov 1, 2005)

CH 640   Early Church History:  The Story of Christianity, Volume 1: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation (Story of Christianity) by Justo L. Gonzalez (Paperback - Jul 18, 1984)

CH 650 Black Church Beginnings:  The Long-Hidden Realities of the First Years by Henry H. Mitchell (Paperback - Oct 1, 2004)

CH 660    Book of MartyyrsFox's Book of Martyrs by John Foxe (Paperback - Mar 26, 2009) 

CH 670    Founding Father's HistoryFaith of Our Fathers: Scenes from American Church History by Mark Sidwell (Paperback - Sep 1991) 

CH 680  Inner Church History of RiversideThe History of the Riverside Church in the City of New York (Religion, Race, and Ethnicity) by Peter Paris, John W. Cook, James Hudnut-Beumler, and Lawrence Mamiya (Hardcover - May 1, 2004)

CH 690   Study of CalvinismThe History and Character of Calvinism by J.T. McNeill (Paperback - Dec 31, 1967)

CH 700    Reformation HistoryMartin Luther and the Reformation in Germany Until the Close of the Diet of Worms (1889) by Charles Beard (Paperback - Jun 1, 2009) 

CH 710 Post Civil Rights Era:  The Black Church in the Post-Civil Rights Era by Anthony B. Pinn (Paperback - April 2002)

CH 720  Black Church AchieversThe History of the Black Church (African American Achievers) by Norma Jean Lutz (Paperback - Jun 2001)

CH 730  Baptist Heritage:  The Baptist Heritage by H. Leon McBeth (Hardcover - Jan 29, 1987)

CH 740   Anabaptist StoryThe Anabaptist Story: An Introduction to Sixteenth-Century Anabaptism by William Roscoe Estep (Paperback - Jan 1996) 

CH 750 Presbyterian HistoryAn Introduction for Presbyterians by William M. Ramsay (Paperback - Jan 1, 2005)

CH 760 History of Revival In America:  No Travel Seminar, led by Dr.Art Christmas. Order at Tuition Payment tab.


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