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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. To prepare for the entrance exam in this area of study, consult the study guide.