Whether you want to sharpen your Hebrew, focus on a genre of the Old Testament or explore contemporary issues in Old Testament theology, the Ph.D. in Old Testament will give you that opportunity. This degree allows students to specialize in either the language, literature or theology of the Old Testament.

The divisions within Old Testament Studies are as follows:

  • Old Testament Literature
  • Old Testament Language (Students majoring in OT must take a comprehensive exam in this area and therefore have two classes in this category)
  • Old Testament 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:

Seminars provide students the opportunity to engage in focused study on key subjects in their academic discipline. The following list is a sampling of available courses in this area:

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.