Doctoral Degree Programs

Doctoral studies require 30 hours above the Master’s level + a 25,000 word thesis.

Doctor of Christian Counseling (D.C.C.)
Doctor of Ministry  (D.Min.)
Doctor of Religious Education  (D.R.E.)

Doctor of Theology  (Th.D.)*
Requires 6 hours above D.Min or D.R.E. level

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)*
Requires 24 hours above D.Min or D.R.E. level + 25,000 word Thesis

Tuition and Fees:

  1. A $40.00 registration fee will be charged for each student. This is a one-time non-refundable fee for student registration.
  1. A $40.00 per CREDIT HOUR fee will be charged for each course. The normal load is 15 credit hours, which is $600.00 for each semester.  At least one-fourth of this should be paid upon entrance and the remainder can be paid over a period of three (3) months.
  1. Tuition fees are not refundable within the semester. Semesters paid in advance beyond the current semester are refundable.
  1. Students desiring to participate in the Annual Graduation Exercise will be required to pay the normal graduation fee of $50.00.

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Display Christian character recommended by L.B.T.S.
  1. The completion of the prescribed courses with passing grades and an accumulative GPA of at least 2.0 (unless otherwise dictated by a vote of the L.B.T.S. administration).
  1. Payment of all financial obligations.



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