Master of Divinity

Master of Theological Studies

Master of Arts in Christian Service

Master of Theology

Doctor of Ministry

Doctor of Philosophy

Certificate of Theological Studies



Doctor of Philosophy

Green Hills offers the Doctor of Philosophy in two areas: Biblical Interpretation and Pastoral Theology and Pastoral Counseling.

General Application Information

In addition to area specific requirements, all Ph.D. applications include the following:

Part 1
Application for Admission and Financial Award. Each application must be accompanied by a non-refundable $280 application fee made payable to Green Hills Divinity School.
Part 2
Statement of Purpose. This is a very important part of your application. Prepare it carefully, indicating the reasons for your application to Green Hills Divinity School.
Part 3A, 3B, 3C
Three Letters of Recommendation. These should come from persons able to evaluate your academic and professional qualifications, such as undergraduate or graduate faculty familiar with your work. You are responsible for seeing that the letters of recommendations are sent. If letters are faxed, they must be followed by mailed hard-copies.
Part 4
International applicants must demonstrate that they have the financial resources to cover the cost of their education. Visa documents are issued only when all admission procedures have been satisfied. Applications for financial award to international students are considered in competition with all other applications received.
Part 5
Transcripts. Official transcripts (bearing the signature of the registrar and the seal of the institution) of all post-secondary work are required. They should be sent in sealed envelope(s) with the application materials. To prevent delays, you should arrange with registrars to provide transcripts before mid-year grades are posted.
Part 6
Test Scores. Graduate Record Examinations Scores. Scores on the GRE General Test, which measures developed verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing skills, are required.
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). International applicants whose native language is not English and who have not received their education at an English speaking university must demonstrate English proficiency. The TOEFL test is available worldwide and applicants to Green Hills must submit scores on the TOEFL of not less than 600
(internet-based 100).
Completed Ph.D. applications must be received no later than January 15. The Ph.D. Admissions Committee, the Assistant Dean for Advanced Studies, and the Dean make admission decisions. Admission is competitive and students are selected on the basis of a total profile of their scholastic preparation and intellectual ability.

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