Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

September 1, 2020 - December 31, 2025
3201 Burton SE
Grand RapidsMI49546-4388

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program is designed to equip you for teaching and research in colleges, theological seminaries, and universities, and for advanced church leadership.


The depth of study and the breadth of research to reach the heights of your calling.

Learning in the Reformed tradition: Calvin Seminary is committed to the confessional and theological standards of the Christian Reformed Church, but students from all Christian traditions are welcome to apply. The academic freedom to probe the foundations of Reformed theology and to explore the validity of other approaches is a fundamental assumption of the PhD program.

Concentrations: PhD students can focus their studies in one of the following areas

  • History of Christianity
  • Moral Theology (Ethics)
  • New Testament
  • Philosophical Theology
  • Systematic Theology
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