Excerpt: "Perhaps the greatest challenge for someone wanting to become a professor in biblical studies is selecting the best kind of program and institution at which to study. Furthermore, it is not only important to calculate the various factors involved in making the decision, but also thinking through the process and contingent issues ahead of time. Practically speaking, the advice offered in this book may be utilized and applied more efficiently for someone at the beginning of his or her master's degree (or, even better, during a bachelor's degree) than, for instance, at the stage of actually applying for the doctoral program. The reason why this is the case is because certain things can be done during one's earlier education to align more properly with the kind of institution at which one might desire to seek admission."
Gupta, Nijay K., "Choosing a Doctoral Program (Chapter 1 of Prepare, Succeed, Advance: A Guidebook for Getting a PhD in Biblical Studies and Beyond)" (2019). Faculty Publications - Portland Seminary. 133.