Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Description of PhD Program
Tuition & Housing Costs
Doctor of Philosophy Classes
Each Credit Hour $1,425
Three-Hour Course $4,275
Doctor of Philosophy
All students accepted into the Doctor of Philosophy program at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary will receive a 100% tuition scholarship.
Full-time Student $280
Part-time Student $140
Full-time Student $120
Part-time Student $60
Application & Matriculation Fees
Application Fee $75
Initial NU netID Connection Fee $55
Matriculation Fee (Not for Auditors) $80
On Campus Housing
Based on 9 months in residence; students may also apply for housing for the summer
Garrett Residence Hall $4,200 – $6,100 (estimated)
Garrett-Owned Apartments $8,100 – $10,800 (estimated)On Campus Housing
A series of fellowships are available to students in the Doctor of Philosophy program at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. Doctoral Fellowships are awarded on the basis of prior academic performance and future academic promise, according to the funds available at the time. Hartmann Fellowships are available to graduates of a Garrett-Evangelical master’s degree who enroll in the PhD program in the year immediately subsequent to receiving the degree. This fellowship may be renewed or converted to a Doctoral Fellowship.
Research assistantships: $750/semester
Teaching assistantships: $2,000/class
Georgia Harkness Professor of Applied Theology
Expertise in Global feminist theories and theologies, Latin American theologies, Latino/Latina theologies in North America, theologies in migration, intersectionality and the problems of whiteness, liberating readings of Scripture, hermeneutics, and the re-articulation of classical doctrinal loci from the perspective of critical, artistic and poetic reason. Débora Junker
Assistant Professor of Christian Education and Director of the Hispanic-Latinx Center
Expertise in Paulo Freire and Critical Education, Intercultural Studies, Vygotsky and Cultural-Historical Theory, Feminist Studies, Post-Colonial Studies, Liberation/Latin Theology. Dr. Luis Rivera
Associate Professor of Theology
Rivera holds degrees from the University of Puerto Rico (B.A.), the Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico (M.Div.), and Harvard University, the Divinity School (Th.M., Th.D.). His research and teaching focuses on the theological and hermeneutical challenges posed by the experiences of global migrations and the formation of diaspora communities and congregations amidst multicultural societies in a globalized world. Osvaldo Vena
Professor of New Testament
Expertise in the Gospels, the late writings of the New Testament (1 and 2 Peter, Pastoral Epistles) and apocalyptic literature.
Hispanic Centers and Programs
The Hispanic-Latin-x Center is committed to bringing together a community of friends who have a heart and concern about the realities of Latin-x communities across the U.S., Latin America, and beyond. Thus, it seeks to provide resources and scholarly discussions on pertinent themes that address both systematic and theological perspectives while cultivating a deeper, fuller, and a better understanding of the complex issues regarding Latinx experiences. Currently, we host the following activities:
Cátedra Paulo Freire – The first Cátedra in the United States dedicated to linking Freire’s theoretical approach to theology and religious studies seeking to contribute to the enrichment of dialogue among students, faculty, religious leaders, and community members. The Cátedra was inaugurated on April 8, 2016, by Dr. Ana Maria Araújo Freire, widow of Paulo Freire.
Courageous Conversation – Brown Bag Lunch Series – Lunchtime roundtable discussions seek to increase awareness and sensitivity to cultural dynamics and pertinent issues as they relate to Latin-x people in the USA and beyond.
Spanish and Portuguese Language Conversations (fall and spring). Discussion groups in Spanish and Portuguese for Students, Faculty, and Staff.
Library Resources-Special Collections
Noé Danilo Godoy G.
Professor of Pastoral Theology, Personality and Culture
Universidad Interamericana, Recinto Metropolitano, Puerto Rico
Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education
The HTI person to contact for information on PhD studies at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is:
Name: Rev. Becky Eberhart
Title: Vice President of Student Services