• Participants are expected to be proficient in English language skills.
Where English is a second language, it is expected that the participant, at their own expense, shall retain such assistance as to allow them to submit well written and prepared materials as long as the original work and thoughts are of their own creation.
Luder-Wycliffe Theological Seminary considers the completion of a Master’s Degree program appropriate academic preparation for admission to the Doctorate by Dissertation program.
We follow the British educational model in this respect. We believe the advanced and experienced Theological student has obtained sufficient academic progress up to this point and is now fully prepared to develop a cohesive and comprehensive dissertation.
No transfer credit shall be applicable toward this degree; neither shall there be any credit for “work experience” or “life experience.” This is an earned degree and the development of a doctoral dissertation is a major and significant life effort. Full tuition must be paid prior to the commencing of each program.
1 — Determination of the Dissertation Topic / Proposal Process.
D.) degree, once all work has been accomplished, and all fees and tuition are paid.
There is no graduation fee at LWTS for this particular degree. Once the candidate has been accepted, and has acknowledged that acceptance by paying the registration fee, they will be categorized as a Candidate for the Doctor of Theology degree.
Master Degree level requirements are exactly the same as the doctoral level EXCEPT for the dissertation word count.
SEE requirement below: Doctoral Dissertation word count: 75,000 Masters Dissertation word count: 50,000 **The Handbook Description will only include the doctoral level program, since the same protocol is given for the Masters level with the exception of the word count.