PhD Course Schedules

Registration for January and Spring 2019 courses opened at 8 AM Central Time on Wednesday, October 31 and closes at 4 PM Central Time on Wednesday, November 14. The ReDOC office registers students for ReDOC-approved directed studies, final colloquia in Christian education, and counseling practicums and internships as well as Program Proficiency, Writing Candidate, and ReDOC-approved inactive statuses. Students taking seminars, colloquia, and January miniterm courses should register through SelfServe.

Students whose accounts have a STOP must work with the office that placed the STOP to clear it before they can register. Students who are not registered for the spring semester by the close of registration will be assessed a $200 late registration fee.

Tuition for each miniterm course is due the business day before the course begins. Tuition for the Spring 2019 semester is due by Friday, January 18, the business day prior to the beginning of the semester on Tuesday, January 22. 
In June 2016 the ATS Board of Commissioners approved a three-year experiment allowing an exception to the Commission's PhD residency requirement that "courses, seminars, and colloquia for research doctoral degrees shall normally be completed on the main campus" (Degree Program Standard J, section J.3.1.1). This experiment is limited to offering those courses (roughly two-thirds of the PhD program's total credits) through synchronous interactive video, not through asynchronous means.

Approval of this exception means that beginning in the Fall 2016 semester, students who were unable to take advantage of the campus scholarly environment could participate fully in seminars and colloquia through live Internet connections. Some workshop courses still require travel to the main campus in January or summer breaks.

Interested? Read more about the NOBTS SYNC delivery system and the breakdown of delivery options by major.