Doctoral Programs Comparison

This chart provides a quick comparison of LBC | Capital’s three doctoral degree options.
Program Comparison PhD in Biblical Studies PhD in Leadership Studies EdD in Educational Leadership DMin in Ministry
Purpose Develop Bible/Theology professors, authors, scholars Develop professors in fields of leadership, education & discipleship Develop leaders in schools, ministries, and organizations Develop ministry skills of practitioners (in a variety of areas)
Targeted Student Scholar/Professor/Pastor Scholar/Professor/Ministry Leader Education Leader, Practitioner/Scholar Ministry Leader/Pastor
Program Credits 60 60 54 34
Delivery Method Hybrid Hybrid Online Online
Residency Location Lancaster/Greenbelt Lancaster/Greenbelt Online Online
Type of Degree Terminal Research Degree Terminal Research Degree Terminal Degree Terminal Research Degree
Competencies Analytical, Language, Research & Writing Skills Teaching, Leading, Scholarly Research Teaching, Leading, Research Leadership, Contextualized Ministry Skills and Research
Study Focus Study of the Bible Study of Leadership Study Educational Leadership Study of the Church or Ministry Field
Required Degree Masters in Biblical Studies or Master of Divinity – Additional language study Master of Arts in Ministry or Master of Divinity – plus Statistics Master of Education MDiv
Final Document Dissertation Dissertation Dissertation Dissertation
Research Model Humanities Research Social Science Research Action Research Applied Research