Doctor of Philosophy in Bible and Theology

PhD Program

Calvary University is pleased to announce the addition of the Doctor of Philosophy in Bible and Philosophy program. This is a groundbreaking program which builds on the 36-hour Master of Arts in Bible and Theology.

The program is designed to be completed in as little as four years. Study here on our Kansas City campus or completely online. Calvary offers excellent education at an affordable price, and this program is no exception. Tuition is as low as $250 per credit hour (Ministry Tuition Rate).

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Mission Statement

To Produce Exegetes, Theologians and Servants

The mission of the PhD in Bible and Theology program is to produce outstanding exegetes of the Bible in its original languages and theologians who are able to contribute to and articulate scholarship in Biblical worldview, and who can serve both the academy and the church as researchers in the field of Biblical and theological studies, promulgating their findings through publication, education and leadership.

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Program Objectives

  1. Analyze the Biblical text in its original languages
  2. Synthesize the content and theology of each of the books of the Bible
  3. Critically evaluate scholarly opinion
  4. Engage and assess diverse theological perspectives in relation to the Biblical worldview
  5. Advance Biblical and theological research and education

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Admissions Requirements

 

  1. Complete an application with written personal testimony
  2. Pastoral and personal references
  3. Resume
  4. Possess a Master of Arts in Bible and Theology, a Master of Divinity, or a Master of Theology with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  5. Provide transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate work
  6. Pass proficiency examinations in Hebrew and Greek or take Biblical language classes
  7. Provide a writing sample (research paper, journal article, book, etc.)
  8. Oral interview with the program director

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Leadership and Faculty

 

Gary Gromacki D.Min, Ph.D

Gary Gromacki D.Min, Ph.D

Director of PhD, Professor of Bible and Theology

Professor of Bible and Theology.  BA, (Pre-Seminary Bible and Greek) Cedarville University (1980); Th.M. (1984) and D.Min. (Bible Exposition) (1997), Dallas Theological Seminary; Ph.D., (Biblical Studies) Baptist Bible Seminary (2006)

Thomas Baurain, Ph.D (ABD), D.Min

Thomas Baurain, Ph.D (ABD), D.Min

Dean of the Seminary, Professor of Bible and Theology

B.A. (Chemistry), Lawrence College (1963); Th.M. (Bible Exposition), Dallas Theological Seminary (1980); D.Min. (Adult Education), Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (1989); Ph.D. (Higher Education), Loyola University of Chicago (ABD).  (NOTE:  Dr. Baurain will mentor students during the Applied Theology Practicums I & II in the third year of the program)

Steven Boyd, Ph.D

Steven Boyd, Ph.D

Research Professor, Bible and Theology

B.S. (Physics), Drexel University (1975); M.S. (Physics), Drexel University (1977); Th.M. (Semitics and Old Testament), Dallas Theological Seminary (1985); M.Phil., (Hebraic and Cognate Studies), Hebrew Union College (1990); Ph.D. (Hebraic and Cognate Studies), Hebrew Union College (1993).

Christopher Cone, Th.D, Ph.D, Ph.D

Christopher Cone, Th.D, Ph.D, Ph.D

President, Research Professor of Bible and Theology

Undergraduate Studies, Moody Bible Institute (1992-1994); B.B.S. (Biblical Studies), Tyndale Biblical Institute (1996); M.B.S. (Biblical Studies), Scofield Graduate School (1997); Th.D. (Biblical Studies), Scofield Graduate School (2005); M.Ed. (Leadership and Administration), Regent University (2005); Ph.D. (Theology), Trinity School of Theology, Kerala, India (2008); Ph.D. (Philosophy), University of North Texas, (2011).

Tommy Ice, Ph.D

Tommy Ice, Ph.D

Professor of Bible and Theology

B.A. (Bible and Greek), Howard Payne University (1975); Th.M. (Historical Theology), Dallas Theological Seminary (1981), Ph.D. (Systematic Theology), Tyndale Theological Seminary (1995).  (NOTE:  Dr. Ice is a noted expert in Biblical Eschatology, and will team teach with Dr. Stallard in BT713).

Neil Nelson, Ph.D

Neil Nelson, Ph.D

Professor of New Testament

B.S. University of Wisconsin-Madison (1977); M.Div. North American Baptist Seminary (1981); S.T.M., Dallas Theological Seminary (1990); Ph.D., Dallas Theological Seminary (2000).

Michael Stallard, Ph.D

Michael Stallard, Ph.D

Adjunct Faculty

B.S. (Mathematics), University of Alabama in Huntsville: M.Div. (Bible and Ministry), Liberty Baptist Seminary; S.T.M. (New Testament), Dallas Theological Seminary; Ph.D. (Systematic Theology), Dallas Theological Seminary.  

Curriculum

Prerequisite Year: Biblical Languages

  • BL701 Greek Intensive I – Dr. Nelson
  • BL702 Greek Intensive II – Dr. Nelson
  • BL703 Greek Intensive III – Dr. Nelson
  • BL704 Hebrew Intensive I – Dr. Boyd
  • BL705 Hebrew Intensive II – Dr. Boyd
  • BL706 Hebrew Intensive III – Dr. Boyd

First Year: Biblical Exegesis

  • BT701 Advanced Hermeneutics and Theological Method – Dr. Cone
  • BT702 Principles of Dissertation Research – Dr. Boyd
  • BT703 Exegesis in Hebrew Old Testament – Dr. Boyd
  • BT704 Exegesis in the Greek New Testament – Dr. Nelson
  • BT705 Exegesis to Exposition – Dr. Gromacki

Second Year: Biblical Synthesis

  • BT706 Advanced Old Testament Synthesis I (Genesis-Deuteronomy) – Dr. Boyd
  • BT707 Advanced Old Testament Synthesis II (Joshua-Song of Solomon) – Dr. Boyd
  • BT708 Advanced Old Testament Synthesis III (Isaiah-Malachi) – Dr. Boyd
  • BT709 Advanced New Testament Synthesis (Matthew-Acts & Revelation) – Dr. Gromacki
  • BT710 Advanced New Testament Synthesis (Romans-Jude) – Dr. Gromacki

Third Year: Systematic Theology and Practicums

  • BT711  Applied Theology Practicum I – Dr. Gromacki with Dr. Baurain
  • BT712 Advanced Theological Analysis I – (Prolegomena, Bibliology, Theology Proper, Angelology) Dr. Stallard
  • BT713 Applied Theology Practicum II – Dr. Gromacki with Dr. Baurain
  • BT714 Advanced Theological Analysis II (Anthropology, Hamartiology, Christology, Soteriology, & Pneumatology) – Dr. Gromacki
  • BT715 Advanced Theological Analysis III (Israelology, Ecclesiology, Eschatology) – Dr. Stallard with Dr. Ice

Fourth Year+: Dissertation

  • BT716 – Dissertation Research and Writing I
  • BT717 – Dissertation Research and Writing II
  • BT718 – Dissertation Research and Writing III
  • BT719 – Dissertation Research and Writing IV
  • BT720 – Dissertation Lecture/Defense

 

PhD in Bible and Theology – 60 Credit Hours (Without Biblical Language Courses)

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019

Full Year Total (online or blended)7,431.00
Tuition On Campus Courses$397.00 per credit
Tuition Online/Blended Courses$437.00 per credit
Student Services Fee: ($73 / per hour / Max - $438)$73.00 per credit
Dissertation Continuation Fee (one time/if needed)$500
Full Year Total (on campus)6,831.00
 

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PhD in Bible and Theology – 78 Credit Hours (With Biblical Language Courses)

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019

Full Year Total (online or blended)7,431.00
Tuition On Campus Courses$397.00 per credit
Tuition Online/Blended Courses$437.00 per credit
Student Services Fee: ($73 / per hour / Max - $438)$73.00 per credit
Dissertation Continuation Fee (one time/if needed)$500
Full Year Total (on campus)6,831.00
 

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