Luther Rice launches new Ph.D. in Christian Scripture degree


Last month, Luther Rice College and Seminary launched its newest degree program, a Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Scripture. Luther Rice is now accepting applications and will offer classes this Fall semester in the program. The Ph.D. in Christian Scripture degree is the second Ph.D. program, third doctoral program overall, now offered at Luther Rice. The Doctor of Ministry and Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership are the other doctoral programs available to prospective students.

The Ph.D. in Christian Scripture, which may be completed 100% online or in combination with on-campus classes, is a 58 credit-hour program that is designed to train students in the rigor and skills necessary to become competent scholars in the areas of the Old Testament, New Testament, and Biblical Theology. The Ph.D. in Christian Scripture is one of the most efficient (in terms of credit hours) and affordable programs of its kind in the nation.

The program was strategically designed to include 18 credit hours of Old Testatment studies and 18 credit hours of New Testament studies to equip graduates to teach in both areas.

Students in the program will acquire the skills necessary to be better readers and teachers of the Christian Scripture. These skills include advanced exegetical skills related to the Hebrew and Greek canons of both the Old and New Testaments and an emphasis on methodologies related to biblical interpretation and biblical theology. These elements are meant to introduce the individual to the variety of approaches of moving from exegesis to theology.

“The Luther Rice family is very excited to now provide students the opportunity to earn an affordable, online, rigorous, and practical Ph.D. in Christian Scripture. The new degree fulfills a long-term goal of past Luther Rice presidents to offer a Ph.D. in the area of biblical studies. Great things are happening at Luther Rice,” says President Steven Steinhilber.

Over the past 61 years, Luther Rice has been faithful to provide many graduates serving Georgia Baptist churches. Known for its adherence to biblical inerrancy, ministry development, 100% online degree programs, and affordable tuition and fees, Luther Rice College and Seminary continues to be the trustworthy option for those committed to ministry and in need of an education. Luther Rice is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), Association of Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), and Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS).


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