Faulkner’s first Ph.D. degree in Biblical Studies earns SACS approval

Faulkner University’s first doctorate-level degree in Biblical Studies has received approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The degree is only the second Ph.D. in the school’s history. The online degree program will be offered through the Kearley Graduate School of Theology, which is part of the V.P. Black College of Biblical Studies.


“This program is designed to merge distant education with biblical studies utilizing the latest in collaborative technology,” said Dr. Scott Gleaves, dean of the College of Biblical Studies. “The university has reached another milestone for which we are all grateful.”


The Ph.D. in Biblical Studies consists of 54 hours of coursework beyond the master’s degree. All students will take the foundational course, Biblical Scholarship and Christian Ministry, and a seven-course core. Students may then choose from one of two major tracks, Old Testament or New Testament, to complete the remaining 15 semester hours of course requirements. The dissertation consists of 12 semester hours of work in four three-hour modules.


In addition to the new Ph.D. program, the College of Biblical Studies is offering two other online graduate degree programs, the Master of Arts in Biblical Studies and the Master of Arts in Christian Ministry.


The new Ph.D. degree in Biblical Studies will begin being offered in August, but enrollment is now open. For more information, please contact Dr. Randall Bailey, director of Graduate Studies for the Kearley Graduate School of Theology, at 334-386-7663.

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