Students seeking to begin doctoral studies at the GTU in the Fall 2017 semester have until Thursday, December 15, 2016, to apply. The GTU’s new doctoral curriculum, launched in the Fall 2016 semester, offers an innovative approach to doctoral education with extraordinary opportunities for interdisciplinary scholarship and interreligious conversation.
Submitted by communications on Fri, 12/02/2016 - 10:51am
The Graduate Theological Union has adopted a new doctoral curriculum beginning in fall 2016 that builds on the strengths of the existing program while enhancing opportunities for interdisciplinary scholarship and interreligious conversation among students and faculty.
Submitted by communications on Wed, 09/23/2015 - 10:56am
There are two ways in which a student can be withdrawn from the doctoral program: 1) a student-initiated withdrawal and 2) an administrative withdrawal. Withdrawal severs the relationship between the student and the GTU. It is intended to be an irreversible decision.
The GTU’s curriculum highlights the ecumenical, interreligious, and interdisciplinary strengths of the GTU, and enhances opportunities for both specialization and cross-disciplinary study. Beginning in fall 2016, students entering the doctoral program (PhD or ThD) or the MA program at the GTU can choose their fields of study from among more than thirty concentrations grouped into four interdisciplinary departments.
This department provides a strong foundation for research and teaching in the fields of Hebrew/Old Testament, New Testament, Hindu Sacred Texts, Islamic Sacred Texts, and Rabbinic Literature. Beginning with the acquisition of appropriate language skills, a student’s study of primary texts includes a variety of methods, including transdisciplinary, and contextual approaches. Students may focus their work on a single religious tradition or engage in a comparative study of texts and their interpretations.