Doctor of Theology (Th. D.)
This degree is designed for students with a graduate degree in religion, a M. Div., or its equivalent, who wish to
pursue research in original research in areas within the scope of Independent/Old Catholic or Celtic Christian belief
This requires two full years (24 months) under the direction of assigned members of the faculty
program. A dissertation must be submitted at the end of the research experience, contributing original work to the
body of understanding in the field of study.
All research work may be completed at the student’s location, but the
defense of the dissertation must be done on campus and in person. This provision does not suggest that the
student’s research committee may not require personal meetings.