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Biblical Theology

The Ph.D. in Biblical Theology is designed to strengthen the student’s understand of the relationship between the Old and New Testament, grow in comprehension of the Scriptures’ storyline, and explore contemporary issues in Biblical Theology.


Incoming Ph.D. students are matched with a supervisor from our world-class faculty who shares their research interests. Professors who can supervise students in this area are:
Dr. James Hamilton headshot

James M. Hamilton

Research Interests:

  • Biblical Theology
  • Daniel
  • Psalms
  • Revelation
  • John
Dr. Thomas Schreiner headshot

Thomas Schreiner

Research Interests:

  • New Testament Theology
  • Pauline Theology

This degree requires 5 seminars in either Old Testament or New Testament.  The student will also take 3 “flex” seminars in any field.

The student will take 4 colloquia in either department, preferably 2 Old Testament and 2 New Testament.


If you are interested in applying for the Ph.D. in this area of study, learn more about the Admissions Process.



Next Steps

Advance your theological education while your love for God grows.

Visit Campus

Visiting Southern will give you an opportunity to explore our beautiful campus and get all of your questions answered.  Schedule an individual visit or visit with a group.



Attend Preview Day

Southern Seminary hosts a Preview Day each spring and fall.  During this event, doctoral students additionally meet with a panel of doctoral studies faculty.



Request Information

If you would like to receive more information about any of our programs at Southern, please feel free to reach out to the admissions office!