PhD in Theology

MLCU aspires to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in disciplines and fields that will promote the attainment of the vision and mission of the University. The mission of the University emphasizes the mandate to recognize the Christian legacy of the University and its commitment to Christian institutions and Christian communities, in its Endeavour to promote advance theological education to develop leadership for the mission of God Through the ministries of the Church in India and abroad. Thus, the doctoral studies program aims at equipping competent leaders in their field of specializations to be culturally and contextually relevant research.

Specializations offered*:

  • Biblical Studies
  • New Testament,
  • Old Testament,
  • Systematic Theology and Ethics
  • Missiology,
  • Church History,
  • Christian Counselling,
  • Christian Education and
  • Communication.

*  depending upon availability of professors


MTh or its equivalent from a recognized body/University with at least two to three years of experience

Course Work

The Course of the PhD program consist of 16 to 20 credits of course work and an Independent thesis under the supervision of nationally and internationally acclaimed and experienced supervision within the duration of three to four years.

Fees structure of PhD in Theology

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Mission Statement

To contribute to the sustainable development of Meghalaya and Northeast India, by providing knowledge, skills and values that will enable our students to become global citizens while upholding gender, ethnic and religious equity for all, conserving its bio-cultural heritage, and  by recognizing its Christian legacy and commitment .

Student's Pledge

We the incoming/outgoing students of the Martin Luther Christian University vow to always uphold the principles of Honesty, Sustainability, Tolerance and Respect, Quality, Perseverance, Humility, Teamwork, Leadership, Accountability and Recognition as upheld to us in the University. This pledge we make freely, fully understanding that these values will make us good humans and role models.

Contact Details

Martin Luther Christian University
Dongktieh, Block -1,
Nongrah, Shillong 793006
Ph: 0364-2535467/0364- 2535437
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