Doctor of Philosophy

PLTS does not confer any doctoral degrees. However, some of the PLTS faculty are a part of the Core Doctoral Faculty of The Graduate Theological Union. The GTU offers a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree and prospective students should consult the GTU website to apply. Doctoral students are considered GTU students, but may work closely with a PLTS faculty member as their advisor and choose to be active in PLTS' community life. 

The PLTS faculty who are a part of the GTU Core Doctoral Faculty include:

  • Dr. Shauna Hannan, Professor of Homiletics
  • Dr. Cynthia Moe-Lobeda, Professor of Theological and Social Ethics
  • Dr. Kirsi Stjerna, Professor of Lutheran History and Theology

Learn more about the Doctoral program