PhD in African American Preaching and Sacred Rhetoric

PhD in African American Preaching and Sacred Rhetoric

42 Credit Hours

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program in African American Preaching and Sacred Rhetoric prepares practitioner-scholars to be deeply connected to the church and also to the academy (though not necessarily via tenure-track, full-time professorial positions). Practitioner-scholars engage in scholarship from the perspective of their location in ministry, applying PhD-level research and analysis to African American preaching and other practices of sacred rhetoric. This is the first PhD program in African American Preaching in the country.

Program Highlights
  • Cohort-centered learning, with personal advisors assigned to each student
  • Coursework focuses on:
    • History of African American preaching and other forms of sacred rhetoric
    • Theologies informing this history and practice
    • Signature skills involved in the practice of African American preaching/sacred rhetoric
    • The gifts these traditions offer the global church, especially European American churches
  • Three assistantships:
    • Research Assistantship (Year 1)
    • Teaching Assistantship (Year 2)
    • Two Community Teaching Assistantships (Year 3)
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Requirements
  • MDiv or equivalent degree and GRE score

The Fall 2022 application deadline for the PhD Program has been extended to July 29, 2022

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85%

of CTS students
receive financial aid

$1M+

in financial aid
dispersed annually

7:1

student to faculty
ratio

161

total students
(spring 2020)

CTS became free-standing
seminary in

1958

Nearly

7000

counseling sessions
provided in 2020