Ph.D. Degree ABD Completion Option

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RPU has a doctoral all-but-dissertation (ABD), Ph.D. degree completion option that enables candidates to restart and complete their degree from where they left off in the past. The applicant must have completed all doctoral coursework, passed the comprehensive examination (if applicable), and been admitted to candidacy in a previous doctoral degree program, and the US Department of Education (USDE), and the US Commission on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) recognize the accreditation of the transferring program.

 If admitted, the ABD student will complete a minimum of 18 credit hours of recommended graduate-level coursework in Theological studies, plus a supervised dissertation, to graduate in Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Theological Studies.

Note: This Doctoral Completion option may admit applicants from non-theology backgrounds who, after completing all requirements, would graduate with a Ph.D. in Theological Studies, not in their former area of study.

The application fee for the ABD Doctoral completion program is $100 (USD).

A full-time student can complete the ABD Doctoral degree completion program in 18 months.

All our professors for this program have their finished doctoral degrees from accredited universities recognized by the USDE and CHEA.

This Doctoral program at Resurrection Power University is not accredited by any agency that the US Department of Education recognizes. Therefore, all prospective applicants are advised to ascertain that getting a Ph.D. from Resurrection Power University will serve their desired purpose. 

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