The Doctor of Philosophy program is designed to prepare men and women for independent scholarship in various dimensions of the study of religion and for teaching in colleges and seminaries. The PhD program of Princeton Theological Seminary forms scholars, servants, and leaders of the church and the academy through constructive, critical engagement with the Christian tradition in its complexity and diversity, and, where appropriate, in conversation with other religious and intellectual traditions in their multiplicity and variety. Holding together love of God and love of learning in a single vision, Princeton’s program nurtures excellence in (1) research and writing, (2) teaching, and (3) academic citizenship.
There are twelve fields of study in the PhD program, organized in five broad areas:
“One of the biggest lessons I learned was how to be charitable to views other than my own. Christian charity was shown to me, not just in the readings for class, but from the professors, and the Seminary community.”