Doctoral Degrees
CTS has degree programs in several fields as well as offering transfer degrees from other institutions. View the options below and click on the particular degree to discover more details.

No degree will be issued to any student unless that student has taken a minimum of 12 Credit Hours (4 courses) from Covenant Theological Seminary in the field of that degree. This does not diminish the number of required courses for each type of degree.

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Doctor of Ministry

Requires a Master’s Degree plus a minimum of 30 credit hours additional study.

The Ministry degree program is designed to be practical and challenging at the same time. You will be challenged to grow in your Christian walk and to practice what you are learning in the real world.

Doctor of Theology

Requires a Master’s Degree plus a minimum of 30 credit hours additional study.

The study of theology often involves more theory than practical information. Our program emphasis the practical, down-to-earth facets of theology, which may seem a misnomer, but is not the case.

(Dissertation Required)

Doctor of Ministry in Christian Counseling

Requires a Master’s Degree plus a minimum of 30 credit hours additional study.

Christian Counselors have a responsibility to their clients to be as learned and able as possible when ministering to the myriad of conditions and challenges people in our society face. Our program will help you expand your level of expertise in the Christian Counseling field.

Doctor of Christian Counseling

Requires a Master’s Degree plus a minimum of 30 credit hours additional study.

Christian Counselors have a responsibility to their clients to be as learned and able as possible when ministering to the myriad of conditions and challenges people in our society face. Our program will help you expand your level of expertise in the Christian Counseling field.

(Requires a Dissertation)

Doctor of Ministry in Christian Education

Requires a Master’s Degree plus a minimum of 30 credit hours additional study.

One of our top graduate level degrees for educators and administrators in educational settings, our program will help you expand your abilities and knowledge.

Doctor of Christian Education

Requires a Master’s Degree plus a minimum of 30 credit hours additional study.

One of our top graduate level degree programs for educators and administrators in educational settings, our program will help you expand your abilities and knowledge.

(Dissertation Required)

Covenant Theological Seminary has been declared by the appropriate state authority exempt from the requirements for licensure under provisions of North Carolina General Statutes Section (G.S.) 116-15 (d) for exemption from licensure with respect to religious education. Exemption from licensure is not based upon any assessment of program quality under established licensing standards. All degrees of Covenant Theological Seminary are of an ecclesiastical nature, and whether granted or conferred, are in the restricted area of religion with the special purpose of preparing persons to work in the area of religion, whether educational or ministerial; they are not designed to be used in general academic circles. Transferability of credits earned at Covenant Theological Seminary and transferred to another institution is at the discretion of the receiving institution. The degree programs of this seminary are designed solely for religious vocations. Credits and degrees earned from independent colleges in the State of North Carolina, which are authorized by the State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities, do not qualify the holder for a state teaching certification, nor do they qualify him or her to participate in professional licensing examinations. Any person interested in obtaining a state teaching certificate or practicing a regulated profession should contact the appropriate regulatory agency in the field of his/her interest.

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