Chancellor’s Welcome

A Message from the Hon. Rollin A. Van Broekhoven, Chancellor

Welcome to Oxford Graduate School.

For three decades now, people of all walks of life and from all parts of the world have come to Oxford Graduate School to pursue graduate education.  We are delighted that they have done so, and are delight that you have visited this website to explore your own possible educational opportunities.
In many respects, modeled after the University of Oxford, in Oxford, Britain, the Oxford Graduate School program is concentrated on research, with supporting seminar and tutorial coursework that advances the research objectives of the faculty and students, with a clear focus on the integration of faith and learning within the various disciplines.  It is this distinctive educational program, directed primarily toward a Doctor of Philosophy in integration of religion and society, with Christian worldview, that provides an interdisciplinary approach to addressing the pressing, complex challenges of family, church, community, and society.

Additionally, there are two Master’s programs with concentrations in Family Life Education or Organizational Leadership.  All of this is provided within flexible residency requirements in a retreat-like setting that facilitates the exchange of ideas from different occupations, cultures, and traditions, and the thoughtful reflection of those things that are important to our growth in faith and respective fields.  Moreover, with its historical emphasis on adult-learning and on admitting applicants who have years of experience, Oxford Graduate School fosters enhanced respect and collaboration between faculty and student, as well as enhanced opportunities for research and writing/publication in the post-graduate Oxford Society of Scholars.

Also distinctive to the completion of the doctoral work at Oxford Graduate School are the requirements for seminar and/ or research work at the University of Oxford’s main library, Bodleian Library, UK, and the U.S. Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

This is why we believe that you will want to share in this unique educational and cultural experience as together we try to make Oxford Graduate School a place in which we can all grow in our faith and contribute to a better world.

The Hon. Rollin A. Van Broekhoven, Chancellor

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