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    2019 Fall
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    New Testament

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  1. Since you can make Yale work financially, I would say there’s no reason to go elsewhere. I know Harvard’s financial offer is alluring, but I’m fairly confident Yale will set you up best for doctoral studies.
  2. Then I would strongly advise choosing Yale, if you can make it work financially. I am personally aware of multiple people getting into good NT doctoral programs with a YDS master’s both this year and last year. YDS has a really good track record for that. And with Laura Nasrallah moving from Harvard to Yale, the NT department at Yale is getting strengthened just that much more.
  3. What are your career goals? Do you have aspirations of getting into a doctoral program?
  4. I was notified of acceptance off the NT waitlist at Baylor today!
  5. Several ThM programs (e.g. Duke, Candler, PTS) have later deadlines. Probably little to no funding, though. And you have to already have an MDiv or similar for such programs.
  6. Some do, some don't. I asked one professor if he was able to give me any indication of my chances of admission off the waitlist. He responded that it was impossible to say because they're looking to put together a diverse cohort and thus they will make determinations only after they find out who has accepted their first round of offers.
  7. Has anyone been accepted off a waitlist yet this cycle? Just curious if there's been any movement, or if it's still too early. (I'm waitlisted at Baylor and Marquette.)
  8. They emailed me once all their slots were filled. That was around the end of March. But I wouldn't be surprised if things move more quickly this year. The year I applied, initial offers weren't even made until mid-March. Good luck!
  9. I was on the MTS waitlist at ND two years ago and didn't get in. All the slots in my area (biblical studies) were filled by the first round of offers. My suspicion is that's fairly typical for ND, since it's an attractive MTS program. However, I can't speak directly to other areas of study, and the dynamics are obviously different from year to year, so don't give up hope yet!
  10. Congrats, Moon River! But, since I know you personally, I have to say you shouldn't be puzzled. You absolutely do deserve it. I always thought you would be admitted at PTS!
  11. It looks as if Duke sent out interview invites yesterday. At least there's a post on the results page indicating such. Can anyone confirm this?
  12. I'm not sure on the timeline for those schools. I was invited yesterday to interview with Marquette view Skype, and I know of people who have been invited to interview at Emory.
  13. I believe most ThM programs are fairly flexible, so there are probably many schools where you could tailor your studies toward ministry. Duke and Candler are two options that come to mind.
  14. Pierre, it seems that most programs allow applicants to upload unofficial transcripts initially. But I assume the school you're speaking of isn't one of them. It can't hurt to contact someone...the website should list admissions staff or a program assistant you can contact. Good luck! I'm also not appreciating the Dec 1 deadline. Still need to make some tweaks on my writing sample!
  15. I'm applying to New Testament PhD programs, and at this point I have three professors lined up to write LORs. It's my understanding that many schools allow a fourth as well, and I'd like to choose someone who can speak to my ability to work with the Hebrew Bible. There are two possibilities, and I'm really not sure which would make for a stronger recommendation. Hopefully y'all can help me decide on this. Professor A: Very highly respected Hebrew Bible scholar at a major university. I'm taking a master's-level course with this professor this semester; no previous interaction. I will be submitting a 10-page exegesis paper next week. Professor B: Not very well known; teaches at a smaller school. I took a year of Hebrew plus an exegesis course with this individual a couple of years ago in undergrad, which included two major exegesis papers (15-25 pages each). I am confident this professor would write a glowing recommendation. Any thoughts on which professor I should approach first?
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