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Doctorate of Theology Degree

TCOR Bible Institute Requirements


  • Take an Admission Assessment

  • Complete Application with non-refundable application fee.  There is a nonrefundable $30 (US) application fee which includes processing of the application.

  • Submit Transcripts and other requested documents for acceptance into program



The Doctorate of Theology is an online and in-person program offered at TCOR Bible Institute.  This is an accelerated 18-month program that requires 47 credits.  We offer a variation of distinct courses that will support you in your Doctorate pursuit.  The courses are as follows:


  • Part I – Introduction; Literature Review

  • Part II – Methodology, Analysis

  • Part III – Finding, Summary

*CORE COURSES:  - 32 Credits

  • ADAP 101 - Advanced Apologetics-Inductive and Deductive Reasoning

  • PEDED - Pedagogy/Education Theories

  • PSYB 101 - Psychology and the Bible

  • EXIG 101 - The Existence of God

  • BIBL NT - Chapel

* These courses are subject to change.

COST:  $5000

(We offer monthly payment plans, if eligible)

SPECIAL NOTE:  Each course is scheduled for four weeks, with a break in between each course.  We do not run courses



1.  You MUST hold a Bachelors degree and a Masters degree in Theology from an accredited Christian college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, thus demonstrating an aptitude for advanced study.

2. Complete the application (click Application link below).  There is a nonrefundable $30 (US) application fee that includes processing of the application.

3. Provide at least one Pastoral and two personal references (total of 3 references)-include this information in the application.

4. Compose a ministry essay containing conversion, understanding of Christian ministry, Christian service, life goals, and a full discussion as to how a doctoral degree will help achieve your goals. Your essay should be at least five paragraphs.

5. Submit your most recent resume.

6. Provide OFFICIAL transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate work. Contact previous colleges and request OFFICIAL transcript be emailed to:

7. Provide two Letters of Recommendation and have individuals email recommendations to:

Ask individuals to email with the subject line which states:  Letters of Recommendation for [your name]

 (If documents are going to be mailed via USPS, please email for additional instructions).

8. Upon review and acceptance into the Ph.D program, there will be an online interview with program director and/or faculty. A staff member will contact you to schedule the interview and provide additional information.

SUBMIT ALL REQUESTED DOCUMENTS (except official transcripts) via email to:

To Apply Click Here For Application Form:




NOTE:  Email completed Application form to: with $30 non-refundable fee.  Payment can

be made as follows:

PayPal:              TCORBibleInstitute

Cash App:         $TCORBible

Venmo:             @TCORBibleinstitute


For additional information about the Doctoral program, please send inquiries to:

Program Director, Dean Dawn Johannes


  1. When emailing requested documents (except transcript(s) which should be emailed directly from college), please send only one email with all documents  (i.e. ministry essay, resume, letters of recommendation).  In the subject line write: PHD Application Documents

  2. TCOR Bible Institute will ONLY accept OFFICIAL/unopened transcripts emailed or mailed directly from the school with the seal. Application will not be processed without receipt of Transcripts.

  3. Payment Options are:

       PayPal:  TCORBibleInstitute

       Cash App: $TCORBible

       If you are unable to use the above services, please email: or call Telephone: 919-602-8094; for further instructions.  In subject line please state: Application Fee Information


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