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Doctor of Philosophy in Church Administration (PhD)
Petra Theological Seminary Doctorate - Dissertation Requirements
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Description: To achieve working in the Doctorate by dissertation program the student must first go through the typical application process and have an existing master's degree. This is a self paced / self study research based degree. Upon acceptance the following conditions are required: (Chicago Essay format.)
  • Initial meeting or conference.
  • Submit by email your proposed thesis/dissertation statement for approval to: This must be formally approved prior to beginning the paper.
  • Meeting or conference required.
  • Read minimum of 30 Books and forward separate list of read books in final submission.
  • Paper must have (25) references utilizing all (25) to support paper.
  • Minimum word count - 75,000 words / minimum of 250 pages
  • Paper must be in Chicago essay format and of publishable quality.


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