Higher Standards

Every degree and every certificate which we offer must be earned.

Dissertation Requirements

Ph. D. Programs

Prerequisite: Must have completed a Master of Arts of Master of Divinity degree program in a related field of study.

All Ph.D. programs consist of 36 credit hours of class work. Plus: practicum, research, and a 30,000 word Thesis.

36 credit hours taken in the Doctorate degree program at Southwest satisfies the 36 credit hour of class work in this program. A maximum of 16 credit hours can be transferred into the Ph.D. program from outside schools.

Practicum consists of actual field work in the major that you choose to earn your degree in.

Example: A Ph.D. in Ministry would require 4 actual years in the ministry or internship under a pastor.

Research consists of the accumulation and the study of how the ministry is done by those who have been in the field for a number of years. It most importantly consists of the research from the Bible on the subject and all of the material is to be used in the Thesis.

A 30,000 Word Thesis on an approved subject will be presented to Christian Bible Institute & Seminary. The thesis becomes the sole property of Christian Bible Institute & Seminary.

Correspondence students must submit to

Christian Bible Institute & Seminary
6031 Hwy 6 N Ste 165-206
Houston, TX 77084

to the attention of the Doctoral Thesis/Dissertation Committee, a detailed proposal of your thesis/dissertation.

The proposal shall include the style manual you intend to use (from below). You will be notified as to the status of your request. No thesis/dissertation will be accepted without prior approval of the Committee.


Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Counseling Psychology:

Prerequisite: MA in Christian Counseling and a minimum of 4 years in counseling or internship as a counselor.

 


 Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Education:

Prerequisite: MA in Christian Education and a minimum of 4 years in teaching.

 


 Doctor of Philosophy in Ministry:

Prerequisite: MA in Ministry and a minimum of 4 years in ministry or internship under a Pastor.

 


 Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical Studies:

Prerequisite: MA in Ministry or Biblical Studies and a minimum of 4 years in ministry or internship under a Pastor.

 


 Doctor of Philosophy in Theology:

Prerequisite: MA in Theology and minimum of 4 years in ministry or teaching of theology.

 


 

Requirements for Ph.D. Thesis

  1. Ph.D. Thesis is a 30,000 word submission (app. 125 pages)
  2. All work must be type written in 12 point, double spaced.
  3. All pages numbered and follow all guidelines for writing papers in APA style.
  4. A table of contents should be listed at the beginning of the submission.
  5. A list of bibliographies should be at the end of the submission.
  6. It must be bound in an acceptable cover.
  7. The submission should be on an approved subject, presented by the student, and
    accepted by the professor that is working with you on the paper.
  8. Your work must be judged worthy of publication by the Doctoral Thesis-Dissertation
    Committee.
  9. All dissertations must be submitted in duplicate and will become the property of CBIS and
    are not returned to the student.

Use one of the following style manuals:

  • The Chicago Manual of Style, Author: University of Chicago, Library of Congress location: Z 253, U58c, 1993
  • A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Author: Kate L. Turabian, Library of Congress location: LB 2369, T929m, 1987

Correspondence students must submit to

Christian Bible Institute & Seminary
6031 Hwy 6 N Ste 165-206
Houston, TX 77084

to the attention of the Doctoral Thesis/Dissertation Committee, a detailed proposal of your thesis/dissertation.

The proposal shall include the style manual you intend to use (from below). You will be notified as to the status of your request. No thesis/dissertation will be accepted without prior approval of the Committee.