Southeastern now offering modified residency option for Ph.D. in biblical studies

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) is strategically bringing the academy to the local church through its modified residential Ph.D. in biblical studies.

“The SEBTS Ph.D. program is committed to engaging scholarship at a global level,” said Jake Pratt, director of the SEBTS Ph.D. program. “Our new biblical studies modified residency program is an interdisciplinary, intensive format designed to foster cross-cultural dialogue in the disciplines of Old Testament, New Testament and biblical theology for pastor-theologians, international students and those called to the vocation of teaching and research.”

The Ph.D. in biblical studies includes concentrations in New Testament, Old Testament and biblical theology, primarily preparing students to teach in the local church or colleges and seminaries. The modified residential format allows for current vocational pastors, missionaries and the like to continue theological education while continuing to minister in their current context. The modified residency option would not replace residential options within the biblical studies Ph.D. but would instead coexist alongside residential versions of the biblical theology, New Testament and Old Testament concentrations. Students who enroll in this program are required to attend eight on-campus seminars over a two-year period.

“We’re excited to be able to offer this top-tier Ph.D. program to students in a format that lets them stay in their ministry positions around the country and the world,” said Pratt.

The deadline to apply for the 2021 academic year is Aug. 1. Click here for more information regarding the Ph.D. in biblical studies. 

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