Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Bible Exposition Biblical Brilliance: Expand Your Horizons


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Are you excited about the idea of combining your passions for knowledge and theology? Our Ph.D. in Bible Exposition can help equip you with the training and terminal degree you need to make an impact in the Christian community. The purpose of biblical exposition is to help you comprehend the Bible and equip you for a lifetime of study and application of God’s Word. Throughout this degree, you can receive valuable research experience and theological understanding, allowing you to excel in your ministry pursuits.

When you complete your doctorate in Bible exposition, you can open yourself up to more opportunities, from advancing in your current position to gaining exciting new career options. You can have the skill set needed to lead ministries, conduct biblical research, author theological books, and teach in higher education. A terminal degree in Bible exposition is an exciting chance to share deeper theological knowledge with generations to come.

At Liberty, you can benefit from a degree program that is both challenging and rewarding, where you can expand your biblical knowledge and complete new research on theological concepts.

*The PhD in Applied Apologetics, PhD in Bible Exposition, PhD in Christian Leadership, and PhD in Practical Theology are not approved by the Commission on Accrediting of The Association of Theological Schools but are approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Choosing Liberty to pursue your doctorate means more than simply earning a degree. When you choose us, you’re choosing an accredited school with a commitment to spiritual and professional excellence, as well as flexible course scheduling. We consistently strive for you to have the best possible experience while pursuing your Ph.D. so that you can impact the world for Christ.

Liberty University is accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Ministries and employers can be confident that you have received a high-quality degree that is upheld to rigorous education standards – which can lead to exciting opportunities.

At Liberty, we are committed to Training Champions for Christ. This means we do everything with excellence in mind. Our curriculum is built on a foundation of scholarly biblical knowledge and training. Our professors are all professionals in their field with real-life ministerial experience and advanced degrees in a related field. Additionally, each of our courses is offered in a flexible, 100% online, 8-week format. Your career, family, and ministry commitments are important, so this degree is designed to work around your busy life and schedule.

Our Ph.D. in Bible Exposition degree provides the training you need to excel in your current ministerial pursuits, whether you are in church or ministry leadership, education, or theology and professional writing.

Throughout this degree, you’ll learn biblical concepts and foundational knowledge.

  • First, you’ll study language skills pertinent to Bible exposition, such as Greek and Hebrew, and you’ll complete core courses in hermeneutics and research preparation.
  • Next, you’ll complete courses in history and content exposition from the full range of biblical books and genres.
  • Finally, you will complete coursework directly related to the development of a Ph.D. dissertation in original research related to the exposition of Scripture.

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Doctoral Divinity Block Rate (7-15 credit hours) $2,750
Doctoral Divinity Part Time (0-6.99 or over 15 credit hours) $395/Credit
Military Doctoral Divinity Block Rate (7-15 credit hours) $2,700
Military Doctoral Divinity Part Time (0-6.99 or over 15 credit hours)* $395/Credit

*Eligible current and former military service members and their spouses may qualify for a special rate of $300/credit hour (learn more).

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Who May Qualify?

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  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Discounted divinity block rate – $2,700 per semester*
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

*Credits taken below 7 and above 15 credit hours per semester are charged at the part-time rate of $395/credit hour.

Eligible current and former service members and their spouses may qualify for a special rate of $300/credit hour (learn more), but the $300/credit hour doctoral military rate cannot be combined with the First Responder Discount.