So you managed to get into a graduate program. Now what? As a continuation of the Tips on applying series, we’re asking recent PhDs and ThDs in religion and related disciplines to share their experience in preparing for and succesfully making the transition from student to faculty. We’ve posed a few questions, and you may have some of your own to ask. Perhaps our respondants will hang around to reply. No promises, though.
First up, Lincoln Blumell’s advice to LDS Graduate Students in Biblical Studies and cognate fields is as follows:
Continue reading “Tips on landing a job in religion, #1”
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.
Continue reading “Tips on Applying: Spotlight on Edinburgh”
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 professorship. Continue reading “Tips on Applying to Grad Programs in Religious Studies, Part VII: Placement”
Application and admission season is upon us. This next spotlight comes from Daniel O. McClellan, a master’s student at Oxford. Enjoy. Continue reading “Tips on Applying: Spotlight on Oxford”
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. Continue reading “Tips on Applying: Spotlight on GTU”
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. Continue reading “Tips on Applying: Spotlight on UCSB”
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 talk about the topic of funding—an issue inescapable to every aspiring grad student.
Continue reading “Tips on Applying to Grad Programs in Religious Studies (Part VI): Funding”
This spotlight is on Harvard Divinity School, and comes from Michael I., an alumnus and current PhD student at Harvard. Continue reading “Tips on Applying: Spotlight on Harvard Divinity School”
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. Continue reading “Tips on Applying to Grad Programs in Religious Studies: GRE (Part V)”
Matthew Grey, a PhD student in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, has been kind enough to provide us with our next spotlight. Continue reading “Tips on Applying: Spotlight on the University of North Carolina”