Biblical Studies

Doctor of Philosophy

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Overview

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Biblical Studies is designed to prepare persons of exceptional ability and promise to conduct research at the highest level to aid in their service as pastors, seminary professors, and Christian leaders. Other potential ministry options include author, Biblical and Theological researcher, evangelist, missionary, and Bible translator.

Areas of Concentration

  • Old Testament
  • New Testament
  • Theology

Potential Ministry Options

  • Senior Pastor
  • Pastoral Counseling Evangelist
  • Law Enforcement Chaplain
  • Executive Pastor
  • Youth Pastor
  • Military Chaplain
  • Discipleship Pastor
  • Associate Pastor
  • Missionary
  • Hospital Chaplain
  • College/Seminary Professor
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Objectives

Upon completion of the requirements, the graduate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate competence in high-level biblical research through acceptable research papers and a credible dissertation which adheres to established standards and uses a literal hermeneutic that leads to a dispensational, Premillennial interpretation of the Scriptures
  • Use the skills and tools for producing a competent exegesis of Hebrew and Greek biblical texts in order to support and defend sound hermeneutical and theological conclusions
  • Set up and conduct a course of study which includes preparing a syllabus, teaching the content, grading, and evaluating the performance of the students
  • Develop and articulate in a persuasive and intelligent manner messages prepared from the Old Testament, New Testament, or theological doctrines, for presentation in the church pulpit, college or seminary classroom, general ministry setting, or through writing worthy of publication
  • Evaluate and critique trends of major theological, biblical, or hermeneutical significance and formulate answers from a biblical worldview
  • Appraise spiritual maturity through self-assessments