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DOCTORAL PROGRAM

GREETINGS FROM CUTTINGTON UNIVERSITY'S HISTORIC DOCTORAL PROGRAM

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Dear friend,

Welcome to something historic—Liberia’s first Doctoral program! After 175 years we have shattered the ceiling of higher education in this nation! And even as you explore the particulars of this program, you are already making history for being amongst the first explorers of the Doctoral Program at Cuttington! So, go ahead and explore!

Our doctoral program is unique in many ways, but I want to share with you a few of the program’s uniqueness:

It’s Universal. Students in other parts of the world can enroll in our program and be immersed in a quality and recognizable post-graduate program.  

It’s Indigenous. While universal in nature, the programs have an indigenous appeal—addressing issues of poverty alleviation, immigration, gender, conflict recognition and resolution, and leadership—all of which are prominent and important to Liberia, Africa, and the world. 

It’s Accessible. Students will have the option to enroll for seated classes, online classes, or a hybrid enrollment. This makes our doctoral program accessible for those in Liberia as well as those abroad. 

It’s Affordable. Compared to other universities in the region and around the world, our cost is reasonable and affordable.  

I hope you find answers to all your questions as you browse these pages. But if not, do contact us and we will be glad to further assist you.

 

It is my hope that you will go from first explorer to first candidate and eventually, first graduate of the doctoral program at Cuttington University!

 

All the best,

Rudolph M. Bropleh, Ph.D.

Vice President

School of Graduate & Professional Studies

DOCTORAL PROGRAM TUITION AND FEES

Candidates or prospective students who wish to apply may pay a non-refundable application fee of USD$75 to *GT Bank Account Number 203301073210 and submit receipt along with Application Documents to the Schools of Graduate and Professional Studies (SGPS).

 

Please note that the Tuition at the Schools of Graduate and Professional Studies for the Doctoral Programs in Ministry (DMin) and Theology (ThD) are determined by the number of credits one enrolls for.

THE DOCTOR OF THEOLOGY (THD) PROGRAM

Candidates or prospective students who wish to apply may pay a non-refundable application fee of USD$75 to *GT Bank Account Number 203301073210 and submit receipt along with Application Documents to the Schools of Graduate and Professional Studies (SGPS).

 

Please note that the Tuition at the Schools of Graduate and Professional Studies for the Doctoral Programs in Ministry (DMin) and Theology (ThD) are determined by the number of credits one enrolls for.

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THE DOCTOR OF THEOLOGY

APPLIED THEOLOGY

The Th.D. in Applied Theology offers expertise in theological praxis for the pastor-theologians, teachers, and others who will serve in various leadership contexts across the globe. Living in the tension between theology and application, students in the Th.D. in Applied Theology program will explore topics that helps one apply religious beliefs in practical ways. The intent is to expose the student to the application of Christian theological beliefs lived out in the normal daily experiences of their lives.

BIBLICAL STUDIES

Our Doctor of Theology in Biblical Studies will enable the doctoral candidate to engage in overall research and study in the realm of Biblical Studies. Students will gain deeper insights into the Old and New Testaments, within the context of overall biblical scholarship. In this program the student will explore the cultural backgrounds of the Bible, the significance of the intertestamental period, as well as hermeneutical frameworks and theological developments from the early church up to the present.

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HISTORICAL STUDIES

The Doctor of Theology in Historical Studies program enables students to assess important people, events, and theological trends in Christian history. This degree allows the student to investigate the development and evolution of Christian thought and teaching, study significant periods within Christian history and how they have intersected and shaped Christian theology. 

Adult Students

SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY

The Doctor of Theology in Systematic Theology will explore all that is stated, presupposed, and entailed by the Christian Revelation. It will cover the connections of themes and insights from Scriptures, and in the light of the Christian experience attempt to outline some working principles that have emerged over the two thousand years of Christian scholarship (e.g. covenant, election, human nature, Christology, ecclesiology, eschatology, Trinity), using the full testimony of the scriptures. It will explore the philosophical foundations of the faith; and seek coherence between the Testaments. It will explore   African Traditional Theology and philosophy.

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THE DOCTOR OF MINISTRY (DMIN)  PROGRAM 

The Doctor of Ministry (DMin) program at Cuttington University engages pastors, leaders, and other interested professionals in rigorous, relevant, and creative theological reflection, as they continue to serve in their professional capacities. Combining intensive on-campus sessions with online learning, the DMin program offers students and leaders the flexibility they need to earn a doctorate without leaving their positions.

THE DOCTOR OF MINISTRY

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EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP

The Doctor of Ministry in Educational Leadership degree program provides additional knowledge and exposure for persons already engaged in educational fields such as Christian education, heads of schools, chaplains, etc.  The program enhances what church leaders may already be doing in their various settings. It is not a distraction from their current ministries, it is rather viewed as an extension of said ministries. The program emphasizes theologically and biblically based educational ministry.  The DMin. in Educational Leadership admits lay and ordained applicants.  

Faith and Church

MINISTRY DEVELOPMENT

The Doctor of Ministry in Ministry Development at Cuttington University is a degree in practical theology that equips students with skills for innovative ministry. The main thrust is to motivate students in creative ministry endeavors suited to their own contextual ministry needs. As such, the study is not extra-territorial to their current ministries but instead broadens the shape, scope, and depth of their creative skills in ministry development. Since it is geared more towards studies in praxis than orthodoxy, it is quite hands on—taking knowledge from the classroom into the harvest field of ministry. 

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MISSIONAL LEADERSHIP

The Doctor of Ministry in Ministry Development at Cuttington University is a degree in practical theology that equips students with skills for innovative ministry. The main thrust is to motivate students in creative ministry endeavors suited to their own contextual ministry needs. As such, the study is not extra-territorial to their current ministries but instead broadens the shape, scope, and depth of their creative skills in ministry development. Since it is geared more towards studies in praxis than orthodoxy, it is quite hands on—taking knowledge from the classroom into the harvest field of ministry. 

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