The PhD program seeks to:

  1. Equip candidates with advanced Orthodox theological scholarship.
  2. Qualify researchers to lead advanced academic theological studies.
  3. Stimulate candidates towards research and engagement in life-long learning.
  4. Develop in PhD candidates high standards of ethics and professionalism.
  5. Equip candidates with necessary skills and tools to lead research and teach in universities.
  6. Foster the interrelationship between theological research and the pastoral work of the Church.
  7. Lead an active interaction with the research community worldwide on issues of Eastern Christianity.