Ph.D. programs in New Testament

Shooting at the Sun

So, where should you go for a Ph.D. in New Testament?  As someone who works with several master’s students aspiring towards future doctoral studies in theological disciplines, I get this question posed to me quite often. It’s a difficult question to ask because the honest answer is, “It depends.”  It all depends on what you would like to do, where you would like to do it, what you’re willing to do to get there, and if you have the opportunity and resources to do so.  This engenders more questions.  What areas within New Testament interest you the most?  What types of schools would you like to teach in if you were to get a Ph.D.?  Would it be best for you to do a program with course work here in the U.S., or to do a research degree at a school in the U.K. or elsewhere?  Which schools align best…

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