It’s never too early to begin to plan for graduation. The 2018 Convocation and Graduation will begin with the Day of Convocation, at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 3rd. All graduates should plan to arrive in Indiana on Wednesday in order to be able to participate in the Day of Convocation activities. The Convocation and Graduation events are more than a celebration of the academic achievements of our graduates, they are the culminating academic experience of each graduates’ degree program. If you have any questions about your eligibility for 2018 Graduation, please contact our offices. Read more about the 2018 Convocation and Graduation...
New Doctoral Defense Protocol
The defense of the doctoral thesis dates from the Middle Ages in Europe and has continued in a variety of forms to the present. The purpose of the defense is to provide the doctoral student an opportunity to demonstrate competency in the field of research by responding to questions posed by scholars who serve on the faculty of the degree-granting institution.
New Certificate Program
GTF certificates are graduate-level, non-degree programs designed for ministry/social service professionals seeking to increase their knowledge and competency in a specific area of study. Each certificate requires completion of an online curriculum tailored to the student’s specific interests and needs. Whether for personal enrichment or professional enhancement, GTF certificate programs provide a flexible and affordable opportunity for in-depth, specialized graduate study. For more information...
Now Online: March 2018 issue of Foundation Footnotes
The March 2018 issue of the Foundation Footnotes newsletter of the Graduate Theological Foundation is out now!
New Director of the GCPL
Dr. Graber has brought a dedication to students, commitment to scholarship, and skill in education to her role as Director of the GCPL. Now, she will turn her focus to instruction as she steps down from the directorship, passing the torch to Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Murasso. Read more...
Foundation Theology 2017: Available Online
Foundation Theology is a collection of articles written by our students, faculty and alumni that is published annually for international distribution to research and educational institutions involved and interested in scholarship relevant to ministry professionals, including the cognates of ministry, chaplaincy, counseling, education, music, health care, and administration. Since 1984, the Graduate Theological Foundation has published the scholarship of its faculty and students, and, for the first time in 2015, its alumni, in this monograph format as a demonstration of the institution’s commitment to research and academic achievement. For over half a century, the GTF has sought to balance faith and scholarship, believing and knowing, prayer and study. Balancing openness and freedom of thought with humility of an inquiring mind, our students, faculty and alumni continue to address themselves in their life and through their work to the "big questions." This annual collection of articles clearly demonstrates our ongoing quest for understanding, compassion, and service...
Collegiate-level Teaching Appointments
During the Foundation’s years of providing doctoral-level degree programs, many graduates have received university, college, and seminary teaching appointments. In order to share that information with alumni/ae and current students, the Foundation has chosen to now post such teaching appointments on the website.