Department of Religion, Rice University

Contact with Professor DeConick prior to the submission of application is expected

Professor DeConick is currently accepting students to concentrate in New Testament and Early Christian Studies, and The Bible and Beyond program, and to achieve certification in Gnosticism, Esotericism and Mysticism

To prepare for application, the applicant should have completed by matriculation a MA or its equivalent in Biblical Studies, Near Eastern Studies, Classics, or Early Christianity. 

Second-year proficiency in both Hebrew and Greek is expected. 

Students should be pursuing dissertation research in Greek and Coptic materials with the intent to integrate non-canonical materials into the history of the New Testament and early Christianity. 

April DeConick and Franklin Trammell 2013

April DeConick and Franklin Trammell 2013