Charles Edward Lawless, Jr.
The PhD 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.
PhD In Context
What Can I Do with This Degree?
Teach in higher education
Serve in a local church
Ministry requiring specialized training
Serve in denominational leadership
Lead in a parachurch organization
Specializations & Courses
- Students in the New Testament concentration must take 4 NTS/GRK seminars (3 of which must be exegesis seminars); 2 OTS/HEB seminars; 2 Biblical Theology seminars*
- Students in the Old Testament concentration must take 4 OTS/HEB seminars (3 of which must be exegesis seminars); 2 NTS/GRK seminars; 2 Biblical Theology seminars*
- Students in the Biblical Theology concentration must take 4 Biblical Theology seminars*; 2 NTS/GRK seminars; 2 OTS/HEB seminar
*Allowed Biblical Theology seminars include BTI 9700 – Seminar in Biblical Theology, OTS 9700 – Seminar in Old Testament Theology, NTS 9700 – New Testament Theology, and BTI 9600 – Seminar in Biblical Hermeneutics.
I absolutely loved studying in the Master of Theology program. After finishing a master's degree, it was the perfect next step to dive deeper into an area of study that I was interested in. I loved being able to take more specialized classes that I wouldn't otherwise have taken as part of my initial master's degree, and I learned so much through the process of researching and writing.
Master of Theology Graduate