Boston University based in Bostom, Massachusetts offers a fully funded PhD in Theological Studies. This Ph.D. is a research doctorate. The Ph.D. degree program is offered to students wishing to enhance their knowledge and competence in teaching and research and to contribute to scholarship in a specialized area of theological studies. All students admitted to the Doctor of Philosophy program are awarded full-tuition fellowships plus a generous stipend for the first five years of study. The Federal Direct Stafford/Ford Loan program is also open to students in the Doctor of Philosophy program.