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Biblical Studies Academic Area

The Biblical Studies program at the Catholic University of America is designed to provide men and women, clergy and lay people with the training necessary for effective research, publication and teaching in the biblical field. Along with that, emphasis is placed upon a command of modern and biblical languages. Biblical texts are inspired and are the product of religious thought and culture that evolved over many centuries. Students are therefore not only trained in critical study of the Bible but are encouraged to take courses in related theological areas.

Students will become expert in the study of both the Old and New Testaments (incuding the Septuagint). Our dedicated staff will work with you to tailor your individual program to fit your research interests and to provide you with significant training and experience of teaching in the field to broaden your perspective.

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Biblical Studies Graduate Degree programs

We offer a number of programs within the field of Biblical Studies including:

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Biblical Studies

Licentiate (S.T.L.) in Biblical Theology

Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Biblical Studies

Doctorate of Sacred Theology (S.T.D.) in Biblical Studies


The Importance of Language Study

CUA offers a wide range of opportunities for language mastery that will broaden your studies and enhance your experience unlike anywhere else! The program strongly emphasizes the study of languages and primary texts, and you will develop significant expertise in Hebrew and Greek and in both Old and New Testament studies. Although all students specialize within one Testament, everyone graduates with background in both Testaments and the Septuagint. This broad experience prepares you for the many of jobs in the field that require broad teaching ability. 

Biblical Studies Faculty


Robert D. Miller II
Associate Professor


David Bosworth
Associate Professor
Area Director


Ian Boxall
Associate Professor


Bradley C. Gregory
Assistant Professor


Fr. John Paul Heil



Biblical Studies Emeritus Faculty

Alexander DiLella
Professor Emeritus


Joseph Fitzmyer
Professor Emeritus


Joseph Jensen
Professor Emeritus


Frank Matera
Professor Emeritus


Francis J. Moloney
Professor Emeritus