New Testament

The PhD in New Testament is an advanced academic research degree 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 specialized expertise in the translation, exegesis, interpretation and application of the New Testament in a contemporary context.

The PhD 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.

  • Modified Residency

  • Residential

At a Glance

  • 2

    Years of Coursework

  • 1

    Year of Dissertation Work

  • 60

    Credit Hours

Program Courses

At Southeastern, I started seeing that all of life is worship and all of life has a missional intentionality to it. All of life has a missional thrust to it as life lived out before the face of God.

Thomas West MDiv and PhD Alum

PhD in Context


  • Pastor a local church

  • Teach in higher education

What Courses Will I Take?

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

  • GRK 9600 – Seminar in New Testament Greek Linguistics
  • GRK 9730 – Seminar in Selected Greek Texts
  • GRK 9900 – Seminar in New Testament Textual Criticism (Greek)
  • NTS 9600 – The New Testament Canon
  • NTS 9700 – New Testament Theology

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