Tips on Applying: Spotlight on Edinburgh

Our next spotlight comes from Benjamin Park. Ben is a master's student at the University of Edinburgh's School of Divinity, studying historical theology in the 18th and 19th century. He also blogs at the Juvenile Instructor. … [Read more...]

Tips on Applying to Grad Programs in Religious Studies, Part VII: Placement

As much as graduate school offers up the chance for one to delve deeply into a particular topic of interest and, in many regards, devote several years of one's life to studying these interests; it is also a means to an end. In other words, success at graduate school (on the PhD level) entails not only producing a respectable dissertation, but also entails securing "good" employment after graduation. For most of those going into PhD programs in religious studies, this means landing a tenure track … [Read more...]

Tips on Applying: Spotlight on Oxford

Application and admission season is upon us. This next spotlight comes from Daniel O. McClellan, a master's student at Oxford. Enjoy. … [Read more...]

Tips on Applying: Spotlight on GTU

We're keeping things rolling with a fan favorite. Sheila Taylor studies at Graduate Theological Union. I think I can say, speaking for FPR, that she's one of the brightest people we know, and one of the finest scholars of the up-and-coming generation. … [Read more...]

Tips on Applying: Spotlight on UCSB

We're please to continue our series with a Spotlight on the University of California, Santa Barbara, provided by PhD student Stephen Flemming. Steve, as most are aware, blogs on JI. You can find out more about him here. … [Read more...]

Tips on Applying to Grad Programs in Religious Studies (Part VI): Funding

The follow post was written by oudenos as part of our continuing series on graduate education.Fall is approaching and applications to Humanities and Religious Studies PhD programs become due as early as the first week of December. Last year FPR posted a series of discussions concerning PhD students’ experiences in various programs at various institutions. This post is an attempt to revisit and revive those discussions for the sake of this year’s crop of applicants. Specifically, I want to t … [Read more...]

Tips on Applying: Spotlight on Harvard Divinity School

This spotlight is on Harvard Divinity School, and comes from Michael I., an alumnus and current PhD student at Harvard. … [Read more...]

Tips on Applying to Grad Programs in Religious Studies: GRE (Part V)

In this post I would like to discuss one of the most time consuming, yet least significant components of the application process--namely the GRE. … [Read more...]


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