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:
Application for Admission
and Financial Award. Each application must be accompanied by a non-refundable $280 application fee made payable to Green Hills Divinity
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.