Westminster PhD Dissertations

Westminster PhD Dissertations

Provides access to all Westminster Theological Seminary dissertations published in Dissertation Abstracts between early 1980s and last year.

WTS Dissertations help

Research in Ministry (RIM)

*Free online resource

RIM® Online is a freely available database that indexes DMin and DMiss projects from reporting schools of theology accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. Indexing began in 1981. Author, title, project advisor, institution, and subject access are provided. In addition, an abstract for each project is included when one has been provided by the author.  


*Free online resource

The Theological Research Exchange Network (TREN) is a library of over 10,000 theological thesis/dissertation titles representing research from as many as 70 different institutions. WTS theses are available free for current Westminster students, staff and faculty.  NOTE: Theses from other institutions are available for purchase only.

Dissertation Express

*Free online resource

UMI ProQuest database of PhD dissertations. NOTE: Searching is free; dissertations are available for purchase only.


ON-CAMPUS ACCESS: No login is required to access the databases from computers in the library.

OFF-CAMPUS ACCESS: PLEASE NOTE that off campus access to some of the resources is restricted to registered students, faculty and staff of Westminster Theological Seminary by the terms of the subscription agreement between the library and the vendors. Use your name and Westminster Theological Seminary ID number at the login screen to access the database resources.