I am trying to put together a list of PhD schools to apply to this Fall and am looking for any input from others since I know there are people out there from various different backgrounds.
What I'm looking for is a PhD program where there is a strong emphasis in original language study. In my specific case I'm looking for one with a very strong Greek program (it can include Hebrew too, Hebrew just isn't my first love). If this is connected to NT-related studies, then all the more power to the school. Also if the school is progressively-minded in the electronic world, meaning that it encourages and even contributes to new electronic methods and sources both for the purpose of making these things available for other scholarly work and also for allowing more advanced textual analysis (for instance I know there are schools that specifically encourage professors to be involved in online projects like the Online Critical Pseudepigrapha, an open-source TLG, Perseus, Open-text, etc.).
My background academically:
BA in History '03 (Concordia- Seward (NE)) (but that's a bit deceiving since I had as many Greek classes as I did History classes...)
MA in Classics (Greek/Latin) Washington University (StLouis) '07
MDiv Concordia Seminary (StLouis) '07
My background theologically:
LCMS (as we often say "called liberals by fundamentalists and called fundamentalists by liberals")
Schools that fascinate me so far:
Notre Dame has a program which looks like it would involve Patristics too which sounds quite enjoyable!
Duke also offers NT and Early Church programs which could potentially be Greek intensive
and there are probably more, but I'm having a hard time finding good ones, so please let me know if you are able