Ph.D. in Biblical Studies

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Residential Biblical Studies Ph.D.

Prepare for your career in academia with a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Liberty University. Choose one primary area and one minor area of concentration from three areas of focus:

  • Biblical Theology
  • New Testament
  • Old Testament

Study an overview of theology throughout the Bible and examine key theological themes of the Gospel. Here, you’ll gain an understanding of contemporary issues in both the Old and New Testaments. And you will also dive deep into biblical languages and literature through seminars focused on Hebrew language studies and Greek literature.

Study under professors who are widely published in their areas of expertise, and who are grounded in their Christian worldview. Gain the research experience you need to be successful as you write and defend a dissertation in your chosen area.

Liberty Theological Seminary is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). Your divinity degree is approved by ATS and has met rigorous accreditation standards. So you can feel confident that your degree is both academically excellent and well-respected among churches, ministries, and nonprofit organizations. Liberty University is also accredited by SACSCOC.

Academics: Ph.D. in Biblical Studies

Credit Hours

57 total hours

Program of Study 

Biblical Studies (Ph.D.)

Admission Requirements

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Featured Biblical Studies Courses

  • Hermeneutics and History of Interpretation (BIBL 900)
  • Reading Seminar in Judaism and Greco-Roman History (NBST 900)
  • Reading Seminar in the Ancient Near East (OBST 900)
  • Theology of the Gospel (BIBL 925) 
  • Theology of Paul (NBST 935)
  • Theology of Torah (OBST 922)

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Career Opportunities With This Degree

  • College Professor
  • Teaching Pastor
  • Parachurch Worker
  • Collegiate Ministry
  • Academic Author or Researcher
  • Apologetics Ministry
  • Academic Publishing