Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Biblical Studies

Degree Prerequisite: Student should have completed 6 credits of Biblical Languages before admittance into this program.

Upon completion of the Master of Arts in Biblical Studies, the graduate should be able to:

  1. Interpret and analyze the history, content, and background of the Bible;
  2. Evaluate Christian doctrine and theology and articulate their ethical and theological system(s);
  3. Design and defend scholarly research papers;
  4. Apply Biblical hermeneutics to an advanced exegetical research project; and
  5. Demonstrate the importance of the Biblical worldview in Biblical Studies.

This program is designed to provide the student with an in-depth study of the Scriptures on a graduate level.  Hermeneutical principles and theological studies will be taught and then applied to study of the Scriptures.  This program consists of thirty-six credit hours of classroom, specific and/or independent studies.  Students are expected to be involved in a ministry of a local church on a regular basis

Pre-requisite: one year of Biblical language or one year of language will be added to the program.

Breakdown of core curriculum…

Class Class Description Credits
NTS 501 New Testament Literature 3 Credits
OTS 501 Old Testament Literature 3 Credits
THE 562 Systematic Theology I 3 Credits
THE 563 Systematic Theology II 3 Credits
THE 511 New Testament Theology 3 Credits
THE 661 Biblical Hermeneutics 3 Credits
THE 571 Christian Apologetics 3 Credits
NTS 507 Wealth and Poverty in the Bible 3 Credits
HIS 502 Church History I 3 Credits
CED 612 Writing Research Papers Across the Curriculum 3 Credits
THE 680 MA Seminar 3 Credits
Theology Elective 3 Credits
Total: 36 Credits