Table of Contents
- Pre-Seminary Suggested Reading
- Academic Advising
- New Student Registration
- Student Handbook and Guidelines for Course Papers
- Financial Aid and Scholarships
- Semester Book Lists and Textbook Purchases
- Course Syllabi and Course Handouts
Pre-Seminary Suggested Reading
We have designed the following list in an effort to better prepare incoming students for seminary. A solid foundation in the liberal arts is helpful in seminary studies. If you do not have an undergraduate degree which included courses in philosophy, theology, western civilization or Bible, we highly recommend that you read these suggested books before you begin your studies at Phoenix Seminary. All titles may be checked out from the Phoenix Seminary Library or purchased through Phoenix Seminary’s Amazon.com Portal.
J. P. Moreland and William Lane Craig, Philosophical Foundations for a Christian World View, IVP Academic, 2003.
Garrett J. Deweese and J. P. Moreland, Philosophy Made Slightly Less Difficult: A Beginner’s Guide to Life’s Big Questions, InterVarsity Press, 2005.
Colin Brown, Christianity and Western Thought, Vol. 1, IVP Academic, 1990.
W. Gary Phillips and William E. Brown, Making Sense of Your World, Sheffield Publishing Company, 1996.
Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren, How to Read a Book, Touchstone, Revised Edition, 1972.
You can download helpful Program Checklists for your specific concentration. To speak with an advisor who can assist you with course selection and answer any other questions you may have, please contact Lee Richards (firstname.lastname@example.org 602.850.8000 x101).
Note: Students in the Master of Arts in Christian Counseling with Ottawa University or Graduate Diploma in Counseling should contact Roma Royer (email@example.com or 602.850.8000 x111) for all academic advising issues.
New Student Registration
Please visit the New Student Registration page for frequently asked questions and other important information. New students are encouraged to Register for Courses by the August 1 Registration Deadline. New students may register after this deadline without any late registration fee, but will not be eligible for the Tuition Installment Plan. If you have other questions related to Registration, contact Lee Richards (firstname.lastname@example.org or 602.850.8000 x101).
Student Handbook and Guidelines for Course Papers
- About Phoenix Seminary
- Student Services
- Academic Programs
- Admission and Funding
- Preparing for Seminary
- Excelling in the Classroom
- From Academics to Graduation
- Personnel and Teaching Position
- Course Descriptions
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Semester Book Lists and Textbook Purchases
The Semester Book List is available online at www.ps.edu/library/bookstore. You are responsible to purchase your own textbooks. If you choose to purchase your textbooks online, please order through Phoenix Seminary’s Amazon.com Portal. A portion of the purchase price will be donated to Phoenix Seminary and your cost will be the same as if you go directly through Amazon.
The Phoenix Seminary Mentoring Program is all about relationships! During your first semester of classes, you will choose a spiritually mature Christian mentor to provide accountability and encouragement for goals you will develop in a Personal Development Plan (PDP). Your mentoring relationship will provide accountability to live out what you are learning in the classroom for a specific duration:
MDiv—Until completion of 60 credit hours and the passing of the 60-Hour Faculty Review.
MABL—Until completion of 42 credit hours and the passing of the 30-Hour Faculty Review.
MAC—All semesters enrolled for courses at Phoenix Seminary and the passing of the 15-hour Faculty Review.
(Diploma students do not participate in the Phoenix Seminary Mentoring Program. However, you can receive helpful guidance from the Mentoring Department should you wish to establish your own mentoring arrangement.)
Contact Tiina Mitchell (email@example.com or 602.850.8000 x173) in the Mentoring Department for complete mentoring requirements when you register for your first semester of classes.
Course Syllabi and Course Handouts
Syllabi for most of the upcoming semester’s classes will be posted to http://ps.mrooms.net as they become available. If you are not able to log in using the instructions posted there, contact Josh Anderson (firstname.lastname@example.org or 602.850.8000 x114) for assistance. If a syllabus is not posted, it is not yet available and will be posted as soon as it has been received from the instructor.
Please bring the completed form to the Reception Desk to register your vehicle(s) and receive your access card. If you cannot come to the Seminary during regular office hours (Monday through Friday between 8:45am and 4:45pm), contact the Receptionist to arrange for after-hours pickup in the Library. You must have your access card and permit issued by the start of the first week of the semester. A $25 fee will be charged for lost access cards.
If you have other questions related to the student experience, please contact the Office of the Dean of Students:
Chip Moody, Dean of Students (email@example.com or 602.850.8000 x127)
Tiina Mitchell, Associate Dean of Students (firstname.lastname@example.org or 602.850.8000 x173)