Luder-Wycliffe is pleased to announce our newest model of degree acceleration through the mode of Degree by Dissertation. Although this model of learning can be done in a shorter amount of time compared to the traditional course work method, it is by no means less taxing. The Degree by Dissertation program is a very rigorous endeavor, but just as rewarding.
Luder-Wycliffe Theological Seminary offers the Degree by Dissertation to the following degree levels:
Master of Theology (M.Th.)
Master of Divinity (M.Div.)
Doctor of Theology (Th.D.)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Doctoral Dissertation word count: 75,000
Masters Dissertation word count: 50,000**The Handbook Description will only include the doctoral level program, since the same protocol is given for the Masters level with the exception of the word count.
DOCTORATE by DISSERTATION — Description
Luder-Wycliffe Theological Seminary offers the opportunity to individuals interested in Theological Studies to earn a Doctorate in Theology (Th.D.) for pastors in ministry who have established themselves in their chosen clerical area and have completed Master’s level study in their major field or endeavor. They should also have significant experience within the parameters of their clerical life. Luder-Wycliffe Theological Seminary considers the completion of a Master’s Degree program appropriate academic preparation for admission to the Doctorate by Dissertation program. We follow the British educational model in this respect. at LWTS.
We believe the advanced and experienced Theological student has obtained sufficient academic progress up to this point and is now fully prepared to develop a cohesive and comprehensive dissertation. The primary objective of the program is to provide the opportunity for qualified candidates to produce quality dissertations in an academic environment, working independently, while using the theological school as one of many possible resources. No transfer credit shall be applicable toward this degree, neither shall there be any credit for “work experience” or “life experience.” This is an earned degree and the development of a doctoral dissertation is a major and significant life effort.