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Director of Ph.D.
Karen Bullock is a graduate of the University of North Texas (Denton) where she earned a BS degree in Education. She also earned M.Div.BL (1987) and Ph.D. (1991) degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Fort Worth, TX), with a double major in Church History and Missions and a minor in Biblical Backgrounds and Archaeology. Dr. Bullock also did further study in Baptist Heritage at Regent’s Park College in Oxford, England, as a visiting scholar.
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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The Carroll Ph.D. program is designed for men and women called by God into the vocations of research and teaching in theological ministerial practice. It also enables students to develop a sense of and a commitment to the vocation of theological scholarship in teaching, learning, and research.

“A Christian scholar’s mind works best when tempered by a heart that seeks to know and glorify God above all else.”

Admission to this program is extended only to persons who have demonstrated the intellectual ability, preparation, and motivation for a scholarly vocation. Successful completion of this course of study requires the student to demonstrate: a comprehensive knowledge of a selected discipline of religious study; the capacity for critical thinking and evaluation; the competence to engage in original research and writing that advances theological understanding for the sake of church, academy, and society; a breadth of knowledge in other academic disciplines; and a sense of and a commitment to the vocation of theological scholarship in its dimensions of research, learning, teaching, devotion to God, and life-long stewardship.


42

Required units

4.9

Avg years

19

Graduates

Most of the classes required for the Ph.D. program are offered Online & In Classroom.


Structure of the Ph.D. Program

Carroll’s doctoral program combines the best of the British and American models, with exceptionally experienced mentors, scholarly approaches and content, and student-tailored flexibility. Designed to meet the global needs of our changing world, we are proud of our program’s 98% completion and 100% graduate employment rates.

The learning experiences in this program of study are based upon Carroll’s four Learning Clusters and are directed toward the development of specific learning competencies. The program goals of B. H. Carroll Institute’s advanced course of study in research include:

  • Goal 1: B. H. Carroll’s Ph.D. program will enable students to know comprehensively their respective theological disciplines of study.
  • Goal 2: B. H. Carroll’s Ph.D. program will enable students to demonstrate excellence in the use of original research to advance theological understanding.
  • Goal 3: B. H. Carroll’s Ph.D. program will enable students to integrate the breadth of theological learning across the spectrum of both theological and religious studies and other academic disciplines
  • Goal 4: B. H. Carroll’s Ph.D. program will enable students to practice ongoing commitment to the vocation of theological scholarship in teaching, learning and research.

Interested in the Doctor of Philosophy program?


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Director of Ph.D.
Karen Bullock is a graduate of the University of North Texas (Denton) where she earned a BS degree in Education. She also earned M.Div.BL (1987) and Ph.D. (1991) degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Fort Worth, TX), with a double major in Church History and Missions and a minor in Biblical Backgrounds and Archaeology. Dr. Bullock also did further study in Baptist Heritage at Regent’s Park College in Oxford, England, as a visiting scholar.
p:  (972) 580-7600 , ext. 31