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Second Doctorate Degree Program
An Opportunity For Ministry And Academic Growth


Tuition is $2,595 for the Ph.D., Th.D., or $2,495 for the Doctor of Ministry post-doctoral work.


The Second Doctor’s Degree is for the advanced student.

The candidate for this degree already has been through doctoral work and earned either the  Ph.D.  Th.D.  or D.Min. degree.

Students holding a Th.D. or Ph.D. may pursue either another Ph.D. or Th.D by doing only a dissertation.  Students holding a  D.Min. may pursue another D.Min. by doing only a project  paper.  Students holding a D.Min., M.D. or J.D.,  may pursue a Ph.D. or Th.D. by doing three courses and a dissertation.

The second doctorate provides the student with additional opportunities to study in a different field of research without having to go through classes previously studied.

A transcript of a previous doctorate  must be submitted to Admissions, Newburgh Theological Seminary, P.O. Box 1238, 8922 Ruffian Lane, Newburgh, Indiana 47629.

The dissertation must be between 80  – 100 pages and have at least 20 references in the Bibliography. The dissertation theme must be submitted to the committee for approval. Once the theme is approved the doctoral candidate may begin the program.

The student must select a theme that he or she is passionate about for this degree.  The hope  of Newburgh is that this process will further equip the student in fulfilling his or her ministry calling and service to Jesus Christ.

Ph.D. degrees available in the second doctorate category are: Biblical Studies, Theology, Christian Counseling, Church Growth, Evangelism, Preaching, Christian Creative Writing Pastoral Ministries, Christian Education and more.

Please fill out the free academic evaluation or application and indicate your interest in the second doctorate degree program.  Or, you may call 1.812.858.3920 to discuss this with an advisor.