is between 4 - 4 ½ years for full-time students
Our Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical Studies will do much more than simply add two letters to the beginning of your name – it will transform the way you understand the Bible and do ministry.
In this terminal research doctorate, you will become a biblical scholar and gain deep insights into the Word of God. Through the program, students will expand their mastery of the original languages of the Bible, the cultural backgrounds of the Bible, the significance of the intertestamental period, and the history of hermeneutical frameworks and theological developments from the early church up to the present.
Three 6-day residencies per year (locations vary)
Compare the Fundamental/Basic & Applied Research Approaches
Biblical Studies Courses 32 Credits
Education Theory & Practice Courses 8 Credits
The Dissertation Series 20 Credits
View the Academic Catalog for the complete curriculum plan, course descriptions and complete program details.
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This program blends the American and European model of PhD studies by devoting 40 hours to the coursework phase and 20 hours to the dissertation phase. Other things that set our program apart include:
The PhD in Biblical Studies will prepare you for a wide range of service and ministry contexts. Here is a sampling of ministries of our PhD alumni serve in:
The following is the proposed schedule for this degree program.
|BIB 901 Advanced Biblical Research & Writing||One||Fall||4|
|BIB 902 Learning & Teaching: Theory & Practice||One||Fall||4|
|BIB 903 OT Backgrounds||One||Spring||4|
|BIB 904 NT Backgrounds||One||Spring||4|
|BIB 905 OT Exegesis||One||Summer||4|
|BIB 908 Reading German||One||Summer||0|
|BIB 909 OT Hermeneutics & Theology||Two||Fall||4|
|BIB 910 NT Hermeneutics & Theology||Two||Fall||4|
|BIB 911 Cohort Elective 1||Two||Spring||4|
|BIB 912 Cohort Elective 2||Two||Spring||4|
|BIB 906 NT Exegesis||Two||Summer||4|
|BIB 913 Contemporary Instructional Methods & Design||Two||Summer||4|
|BIB 907 Reading French||Three||Fall||0|
|BIB 914 Qualifying Exam Preparation||Three||Fall||0|
|BIB 915 Dissertation IA: Reading & Proposal||Three||Spring||4|
|Dissertation Series: BIB 916-918||Four||Fall-Summer|
|Dissertation Series: BIB 916-918||Five||Fall-Spring|
Listen to our students explain why they love our PhD in Biblical Studies, what made them choose it and how it is impacting them as ministers and professionals.