New Doctoral Defense Protocol
Every student is different and unique. Here at GTF, it is always our goal to offer options that fit the needs and desires of our students. One of the highlights of a doctoral program is the defense. This gives the student the opportunity and challenge to present their research through conversations with faculty readers. To give students options in this highlight moment of their studies, GTF is now providing three different defense possibilities. Students and their advisors are invited to choose the option that best fits their desires and needs. Please follow this link to learn more about the three doctoral defense options available for academic doctoral students...
New Chairman of the Board
The Rev. Dr. Paul Kirbas, GTF faculty member, has recently been named as Chairman of the Board of the Graduate Theological Foundation. We look forward to working with Dr. Kirbas as we continue our mission of providing quality continuing educational opportunities to ministry professionals. Dr. Kirbas follows Dr. John Morgan as Chairman of the Board. Dr. Morgan, Research Professor of Clinical Psychopathology and Director of Doctoral Programs in Clinical Psychotherapy, who will remain active on the Board of Trustees and on the GTF faculty, has the following to say about this transition.
ANNOUNCING The Homecoming Graduation June 4-5, 2020 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma The entire GTF community, including faculty, alumni, current students, and graduating students and their families, are invited to a major event in the history and life of the Graduate Theological Foundation. Our Homecoming Graduation will be held in our new program office location of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma USA. The Mishawaka staff team and the Oklahoma City team will join together in leading this event. Hotel space will be reserved near our Oklahoma City office, and transportation will be offered to all graduating activities. Our activities will include the Runcie Lecture and reception on Thursday evening, the Day of Convocation small group activities, and the graduation exercises. More details will be forthcoming, but in the meantime, please put this on your calendar and plan to join us for the Homecoming Graduation of GTF, June 4-5, 2020.
Associate Provost Named
We are happy to announce the appointment of Rev. Jennifer Kirbas as the Associate Provost for the newly established GTF offices in Oklahoma City. Jennifer brings many skills and talents to this new position and we are confident that under her leadership the Oklahoma City Office will be a great success. Welcome to the team Jennifer! Click here to read her full administrative profile...
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: July Newsletter
Now Online: July Newsletter
Collegiate-level Teaching Appointments
During the Graduate Theological 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 and current students, the GTF has chosen to post such teaching appointments on the website. Presently, there are over 230 of our graduates who hold such teaching appointments at over 200 U.S. institutions and 40 foreign institutions. Alumni who hold a teaching appointment at a college or university which is not listed on the roster should email that information to the GTF offices so that it may be included. To view this listing please visit the following link, Alumni/Careers...