Participants pursuing the PHD doctorate degree by dissertation shall complete a ten-phase process equivalent to typical work beyond the Master’s degree in a traditional doctoral program which shall include —

  1. Determination of the Dissertation Topic. In conjunction with the theological school, develop a dissertation topic appropriate for this level of academic achievement. All materials throughout this process should be transmitted to the Director of Studies at

    Areas of focus may include but are not limited to: Old Testament Eschatology, New Testament Eschatology, Daniel' visions, Ezekiel's visions, Ezekiel chapters 38 & 39, 70 weeks of Daniel, Visions and Prophcies of the Profits, Book of Matthew, Olivert Discourse or the Olivert Prophecy, Rapture, the 70th Week of  Daniel (Tribulatuin & Great Tribulation), The Book of Revelation, etc. 

    Topics concerning metaphysics, parapsychology, psychical research, hypnotism, E.S.P., eastern-types of meditation, so-called new-age religious concepts, neo-paganism, humanistic, occultist,  ancient mysticism, etc., are not appropriate areas of consideration at GWTI.

    The student should be as comprehensive as possible in this process as it will assist and guide them in the development of the final dissertation itself. This is the first document submission after the approval of the dissertation topic and this research st

    The length of this document will be a minimum of 125 pages, not to exceed 150 pages, double spaced, 12 point font, Times New Roman, not including the bibliography, solely driven by the nature of the research.

    You can download a copy of  "dissertatio formal guidelines" in PDF format or Word format.

  2. Submission of Completed Dissertation, Final Draft for Grading. The rewritten dissertation is submitted in final draft form including all front matter as required in the Manuscript Guidelines with proper formatting and including (as appropriate) a summary, conclusions, bibliography and appendices.
  3. Final Approval Degree Award. Once the final dissertation document is submitted, and approved, GWTI will award the student the Doctoral Degree in Theology. This represents the conclusion of the degree process.

Our Degree by Dissertation Programs are intended for students who are self-motivated and can work independently. As with all programs at God's Word Theological Institute, Degree by Dissertation Program students work with the Dean of Studies who serve as their advisors. There is no direct contact with individual GWTI faculty members. All of our faculty at GWTI are active clergy and this is a part-time ministry for them. They serve mostly as readers of student submissions, and unless they choose otherwise, they remain anonymous to the individual student. Thus there is no particular mentor for a  Post Graduate Degree Program  outside of the Deans. Students work independently, communicating with the Deans throughout the process.


Doctor od Theology major EschatologyThere is no time limit to complete the Degree by Dissertation Program .  However, at each phase of the doctoral process, prior to progressing to the next element, approval from the Theological School is necessary. In order to remain in good standing as an active student, participating degree candidates must demonstrate effective progress toward achieving quality standards at each phase. Being in ongoing contact with the Theological School and the Deans on a regular basis is fundamental to this process.


There is no application fee. Once the student's application has submitted, accepted and student has been admitted to the degree program, a registration fee of $50.00 (Please use PayPal for all donations and payments,)  is required for students that have not previously studied at GWTI. Payment of this fee will be acknowledgement by the student as accepting the God's Word Theological Institute's admission of them to the Doctorate by Dissertation Program which will culminate at its completion with the award of a Post Graduate Degree Program once all work has been accomplished, and all fees and tuition are paid. There is no graduation fee at GWTI for any degree. The diploma is included in the tuition payments. Academic hoods, however, are available at an additional cost.

Once the candidate has been accepted, and has acknowledged that acceptance by paying the registration fee (unless waived for former students), they will be categorized as a Candidate for the Doctor of Theology degree.

Manuscript guidelines for preparation and presentation of the dissertation will be provided to the student when the student has registered as a Doctoral Candidate by payment of the $50.00 registration fee.


  • Tuition for the  Doctorate Degree Program  at GWTI is $499.00.

Payment of $499.00 for the Doctorate program is made at the submission of the completed and approved dissertation (element #3 in the Degree Process above.)


Submission of Final, Approved Dissertation.

Upon the participant's completion of the final tasks, submission of the dissertation in publishable form, including completed front matter, abstract, contents, appendices, etc., as well as the receipt of any needed records and documentation, the Theological School will issue a letter of completion to the participant. It will then make preparation for issuance of the transcript of record and diploma certificate once all tuition and fees have been paid.

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