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PhD Biblical Studies

Biblical Studies

The Ph.D. in Biblical Studies is designed for pastors and teachers who intend to teach biblical studies in liberal arts colleges and universities, churches and majority world academic or ecclesial contexts.

It offers expertise in the Bible (Old and New Testaments) and biblical theology while providing concentration in one of the fields of Old Testament, New Testament or Biblical Theology. The concentration the student chooses generally coincides with the focus of his or her dissertation. The program includes 38 hours of coursework, 4 hours of examinations and 18 hours of PhD candidacy work.

The Ph.D. program requires a minimum of three academic years for completion: two years of coursework prior to the dissertation stage and one full year for dissertation work. Students must complete the program within seven years.

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

TOTAL HOURS

60 hours

STANDARD COMPLETION TIME

3-4 years

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  • Old Testament
  • New Testament
  • Biblical Theology


What courses will I take?

Below is a sample of the required courses. To see a complete list, view the academic catalog.

  • PHD 9101 - Introduction to Research and Integration 
  • PHD 9102 - Introduction to Teaching in Higher Education 
  • PHD 9201 - Reading Seminar I 
  • PHD 9202 - Reading Seminar II 
  • PHD 9501 - Mentor Directed Studies I

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What can I do with this degree?

  • Teach in higher education
  • Pastor a local church
  • Ministry requiring specialized training
  • Serve in denominational leadership


Who Will Teach Me?

DAVID R. BECK


Professor of New Testament and Greek

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FERRIS L. MCDANIEL


Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew

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TRACY J. MCKENZIE


Associate Professor of Biblical Studies

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CHARLES L. QUARLES


Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology

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