Description of PhD Program
The PhD program is a hybrid that involves some standard features of the typical North American doctorate (including required seminars and comprehensive knowledge of the field) and elements of the British model (a strong emphasis on the dissertation and the mentor relationship). The course of study is designed to be completed in three years by strong students through blending the key features of both models. The six PhD faculty each accept only one new student per academic year, which facilitates strong mentor relationships and academic guidance.
The program is concurrent. That is, students begin work on their dissertation proposals during their first semester, while doing seminars, honing modern language skills, completing required readings for breadth and depth of knowledge in their field, and engaging in fellowship work (typically supporting research and the teaching of a professor). During their program, students also are required to take a course at another institution to broaden exposure to their field.
Tuition & Housing
A full tuition scholarship, as well as a research fellowship, for each of the six students accepted per year will enable each student to devote himself or herself to advanced learning as a fully involved member of the academic community.
Financial Aid Fellowships
Blanchard Professor of Old Testament
Other faculty in the biblical and theological studies department:
Dr. Gene Green
Professor of New Testament (spent many years in Central America before joining the faculty, fluent in Spanish)
Dr. Carlos Sosa
Visiting Assistant Professor of New Testament
Hispanic Centers & Programs
Unidad Cristiana exists as a community that empowers all students of Latino backgrounds to explore, develop, and express their ethnic identity in Christ. We also aim to create awareness and appreciation for the diversity of Latino cultures in the larger Wheaton Community.
Library Resources & Special Collections
The library is the shared center of intellectual inquiry and discovery for Wheaton College. It nurtures partnerships that augment Wheaton’s resources, teaching mission, and the community of which it is a part. The library seeks to thoroughly integrate Wheaton’s teaching into the curriculum through active involvement in curricular development, partnerships with faculty and academic departments, awareness and promotion of emerging trends and resources, and direct engagement with students both within and outside of the classroom. It promotes community by sponsoring and participating in campus-wide activities and encouraging the creative use of the library’s physical and virtual spaces.
Buswell owns approximately 400,000 printed books and adds about 7,000 new books every year. In recent years, it has begun to provide books electronically and currently has about 155,000 books in this format. The library provides access to thousands of academic journals via internet and hundreds in hard copy within the library. A robust inter-library loan system is connected to I-Share (made up of over 80 institutions in the state of Illinois) and ILLiad (consisting of thousands of libraries worldwide).
The library archives houses the collections of a number of significant evangelical leaders and associations and organizations. In addition, the Marion E. Wade Center, which has its own building, is a major research collection of materials by and about seven British authors: Owen Barfield, G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, George MacDonald, Dorothy L. Sayers, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Charles Williams.
The HTI person to contact for information on PhD studies at Wheaton College is:
Name: Dr. M. Daniel Carroll R. (Rodas)
Title: Blanchard Professor of Old Testament
Phone: (630) 752-5155
The person in charge of enrollment is:
Name: Dr. Daniel Treier
Title: Director PhD Program
Phone: (630) 752-5419