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Ph.D. Degree – Focus in Biblical Studies

The specialization in the Ph.D. degree is the focused area of study designed to prepare a student for a specific career path or professional goal. Courses in the major define the subject areas of expertise being developed by the student. All courses in the focus areas are 3 semester credit hours each.

Focus Core Studies – 21 credits

  • NT 800 Issues in New Testament History
  • BS 718 Contemporary Biblical Hermeneutics
  • NT 834 Exegesis of the Fourth Gospel
  • NT 713 Exegesis of Romans
  • OT 800 Comparative Studies in Old Testament History
  • OT 716 The Book of Genesis: Critique and Survey
  • BS 880 Issues in Biblical Prophecy

Program Structure

  • RW 001 Trinity Tutorial
  • Focus Core – 21 credits
  • Research Methods Course – 3 credits Choose course depending on the nature of anticipated research dissertation:

    • RW 810 Bibliographic Research Methods or
    • RW 710 Empirical Research Method

  • RW 756 Dissertation – 12 credits

Information on the PhD Degree and Other Focus Areas