Ph.D. in Biblical & Theological Studies

The Ph.D. in Biblical and Theological Studies is designed to train scholars who can serve the church worldwide as teachers, researchers, pastors, and leaders. The program aims at fostering faithfulness to the teaching of Scripture with a view towards strengthening and equipping the church in its mission.


Program Distinctives

As a Ph.D. student in biblical and theological studies, you may focus on either biblical theology or systematic/historical theology. Our program model is distinctive in its combination of

  • full funding (free tuition plus stipend) for all students
  • concurrent work on the dissertation, from the beginning, alongside other requirements (enabling faster completion)
  • pursuit of integration between biblical and theological studies

These are just a few of the ways our program stands out. Please review the full explanation of our program distinctives to learn more.


Our program has a strong emphasis on academic and personal relationships between students and faculty. Doctoral students will be be able draw on the resources from their specific mentor, the Biblical and Theological Studies faculty, as well as faculty in related disciplines at Wheaton College. Applicants to the program will choose a mentor and corresponding research interest. 


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