This is my sandbox, but I thought I'd let you look over my shoulder. To help you (and me too) here are a host of links to folks who have already completed or are in the midst of completing a Ph. D. in some program in biblical studies. I link to these folks because they have done (and are writing about) what I want to do. Hope it helps!
- DA Carson, "Doctoral Study: Understanding How the Programs Differ."
- Kevin Scull, "Getting Into a Ph.D. Program, or Perhaps Not Getting In on the First Try."
- Nijay Gupta, "Interested in a NT Ph.D.?"
- Matt Barnes, "Considering a Ph.D. in Theology?"
- Mike Kaspari, "Eight reality checks for new grad students"
- Chris Keith, "Applying For Doctoral Work When You're From a Small School."
- Matt Might, "The Illustrated Guide to a Ph.D."
- Matt Might, "3 Qualities of Successful Ph.D. Candidates: Perseverance, Tenacity, and Cogency"
- Vilna Bashi Treitler, "How to choose a dissertation topic"
- Myk Habets, "Early Career Academic Publishing"
- Eric Ortlund, "Things I Wish I Could Say to Evangelical Students Beginning Their Doctorates"
- 10 Steps to Being an Ecclesial Theologian
- Preparing for a PhD - Westminster Seminary California
Major Interest in US:
- Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, MI
- Intent: ThM work in systematics and PhD in Historical Theology with a dissertation on the theology of Stephen Charnock
- ThM in Systematic Theology
- PhD in Historical Theology
- Calvin Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, MI
- Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary -
- Calvin Theological Seminary - full-tuition waved plus stipend
Language Requirements/Preparation for the School Programs (GRE, etc.)
- Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (9 hours each of biblical Hebrew and Greek, to be examined on entry to program)
- Calvin Theological Seminary (2 modern languages other than English, preferably Dutch, French, or German)