Students must select two scriptural traditions to fulfill the major and minor requirement. 32 units must fall within the major tradition and 16 within the minor.
Students must register for credit in the Critical Comparative Scriptures Seminar in two separate semesters for a total of 8 units.
An Advanced Methods course is mandatory for all doctoral students in CCS.
There are four qualifying examinations that must be satisfied before advancing to candidacy for the doctorate. The student will be examined on (1) general theoretical issues and problems, (2) the major scriptural tradition or formation, (3) the minor scriptural tradition or formation, and (4) over issues related to the dissertation proposal (which is due at the time of examination).
The dissertation should reflect the issues and problems related to the phenomena of scriptualizing across communities, regions, and traditions.