Doctor of Theology

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Doctor of Theology (Latin: Doctor Theologiae, abbreviated D.Th., Th.D., D.Theol., or Dr. theol.) is a terminal academic degree in theology. It is a research degree that is considered by the U.S. National Science Foundation and U.S. Department of Education to be the equivalent of a Doctor of Philosophy.[1][2][3] Theology is defined as the systematic and rational study of concepts of God and of the nature of religious ideas.


  1. ^ Structure of the U.S. Education System: Research Doctorate Degrees, International Affairs Office, U.S. Department of Education, February 2008, retrieved 2010-07-02 
  2. ^ "Glossary for Application for Approval to Participate". Retrieved 2016-01-23. 
  3. ^ "Structure of US Education System". US Department of Education.