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Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical Archaeology


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:  The prospective doctoral candidate must hold an earned Master’s degree from an approved educational institution.  Upon receipt of the application and consultation, a determination will be made concerning the prospective doctoral candidate’s eligibility.





Total Courses

6 courses(30 hours)

Core Courses & Electives


20 hours

60-120 pages

Core Courses

Minimum 3

Authorized Textbooks

Elective Courses

Maximum 3

Elective Page or No Travel Seminar Tab

No Travel Seminars

Maximum 3

(Electives Only)

No Travel Seminar Tab

TUITION - $2,695.00

Automatic Monthly Payment Program$200 down and $100 a month for a total of $2,695.00.

Up Front Payment Program: $300 reduction for a total of $2,395.00 paid at enrollment.

Tuition does not include textbooks. Please purchase them at your favorite book dealer or www.Amazon.com

COMBINATION DEGREE PROGRAMSAlthough a Master’s/Doctoral combination degree program is available, students are not encouraged to complete both degrees in Biblical Archaeology.  Talk to a student advisor or to Admissions about a Master’s/Doctoral Combination Degree Program.

ABOUT THIS DEGREE PROGRAM:  The Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical Archaeology degree program will acquaint the doctoral candidate with a broad perspective of Biblical Archaeology.  The program consists of six courses, which are the equivalent of thirty hours of study, and a dissertationm which is the equivalent of twenty hours of study. Texts must be selected from the list of Authorized Textbooks provided below.  Although all textbooks may be ordered simultaneously, assignments must be submitted one at a time.  Once a textbook is read, a 10 to 20 page paper describing what was read must be submitted for grading.    A four to six page paper is required for each No Travel Seminar.  We are simply asking students for a summary of the material. Review the How to Submit Your Work tab concerning submission of assignments.

SPECIFIC DEGREE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:  The Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical Archaeology degree program requires a total of 50 hours.  This is comprised of six courses (30 hours) and a dissertation (20 hours).  Three of the six required course, must be core courses chosen from the list of Authorized Textbooks provided below.  Up to three of the six required courses may be electives.  Electives may be chosen from the Electives Page or the No Travel Seminar tab.  No Travel Seminars are optional.  A maximum of three No Travel Seminars may be utilized for this program.

Courses/Textbooks may not be utilized for more than one degree program.


BA 800   Understanding The Dead Sea Scrolls - Understanding the Dead Sea Scrolls: A Reader From the Biblical Archaeology Review by Hershel Shanks (Paperback - Jun 29, 1993)

BA 810 Biblical History -  The Bible as History, Werner Keller (Paperback - Apr 21, 2008)BA

830  Archaeology of the Bible Land - Archaeoloof the Land of the Bible, Volume I: 10,000-586 B.C.E. (The Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library) (v. 1) by Amihay Mazar (Paperback - Sep 29, 1992)

BA 910 Study of the Peoples of the NT World -  Peoples of the New Testament World: An Illustrated Guide by William A. Simmons (Hardcover - Oct 1, 2008) 

BA 912  Old Testament Archaeology - Archaeology and the Old Testament by Alfred J. Hoerth (Paperback - Jan 1, 2009)y

BA 914  New Testament Archaeology - Archaeology and the New Testament by John McRay (Paperback - Feb 1, 2008)

BA 918   New Testament History - New Testament History: A Narrative Account by Ben Witherington (Paperback - Nov 1, 2003)

BA 920  Study of Peoples of the OT World - Peoples of the Old Testament World by Edwin M. Yamauchi, Alfred J. Hoerth and Gerald L. Mattingly (Paperback - Jun 25, 1998)

BA 922   Ancient History of the Near East - A History of the Ancient Near East ca. 3000 - 323 BC [Blackwell History of the Ancient World Ser.] by Marc Van de Mieroop (Paperback - Oct 16, 2006)

BA 926  Biblical World  Cities - Cities of the Biblical World: An Introduction to the Archaeology, Geography, and History of Biblical Sites by LaMoine F. DeVries (Paperback - Nov 2006)

BA 928  Archaeology of the Land of the Bible  - Archaeology of the Land of the Bible, Volume I: 10,000-586 B.C.E. (The Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library) (v. 1) by Amihay Mazar (Paperback - Sep 29, 1992

BA 930  Archaeology of the Land of the Bible II - Archaeology of the Land of the Bible, Volume II: The Assyrian, Babylonian, and Persian Periods (732-332 B.C.E.) (The Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library) by Ephraim Stern (Hardcover - Feb 20, 2001)


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