Lipscomb University offers an M.A. in Archaeology and Biblical Studies and a Ph.D. in Archaeology of the Ancient Near East. These programs are currently pending accreditation by SACSCOC. There are future plans to offer an Archaeology minor in the undergraduate program in the near future. While the academic program is housed in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, students will be directly involved in research through the Lanier Center for Archaeology.
Master of Arts in Archaeology and Biblical Studies
In this intensive program of biblical studies, you will learn to function professionally in the field of archaeology and/or pursue further academic work at the doctoral level. Course selections come from a variety of disciplines, including anthropology, archaeology, archaeological method and theory, history and language. Prepare to use the social sciences in biblical interpretation, and go on to pursue a terminal degree or teach in a humanities-based discipline, bible college or seminary.
Ph.D. in Archaeology of the Ancient Near East
With a requirement for fieldwork or museum experience for admission to the program, the Ph.D. builds on the foundational coursework of the master’s degree and consists of two years (18 hours) of coursework followed by 18 hours of dissertation credit. A major component of the Ph.D. program is to prepare for scholarship and careers in academia, and you will have opportunities to gain experience as an instructor by teaching in the undergraduate program as well as at Lipscomb Academy.