Academics

Master of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies

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This emphasis is available 100% online or in our traditional campus setting. The flexibility this degree provides is ideal for students currently serving in churches or parachurch organizations, allowing them to obtain graduate Biblical and Theological education while learning practical ministry skills in their current church or parachurch ministry contexts. Courses completed in this program may be transferred to other programs such as the Master of Divinity. Because students have the option to complete a thesis, this degree may be used as the academic foundation needed to continue in a Ph.D. program.

This degree is also an ideal option for those in secular vocations who want to do graduate studies in Bible and Theology. Those whose work requires frequent travel can login anywhere with broadband internet access. While pursuing the Master of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies you will engage with an outstanding faculty in the systematic study of Scripture and theology, be exposed to contemporary theological issues, and learn to think biblically, independently and constructively. Campus students will also be directed by a Seminary mentor or local church mentor during their training for the personal development of Christ-like character.

Program Curriculum

CORE REQUIREMENTS: 40 CREDITS

BC498
Graduate Research and Writing Graduate Research and Writing

BL501
Principles for Biblical Interpretation

BL502
Survey of the Pentateuch

BL503
Survey of Historical and Wisdom Literature

BL504
Survey of the Prophets

BL505
Survey of the Gospels

BL506
Survey of Acts and Pauline Epistles

BL507
Survey of the General Epistles and Revelation

CH501
History of World Christianity I

CH502
History of World Chrisitanity II

TH501
God, Scripture, Revelation and the Holy Spirit

TH502
Humanity, Angels and the Person/Work of Christ

TH503
Salvation, the Church and the Future

NT501
Learning New Testament Greek or

OT501
Learning Old Testament Hebrew

NT502
Reading New Testament Greek or

OT502
Reading Old Testament Hebrew

 

ELECTIVE AND THESIS REQUIREMENTS: 8 CREDITS

BL or TH Elective (or BC500 for credit)

BL or TH Elective

BL/597 Thesis I (or 580 Individualized Study)

BL/597 Thesis II (or 581 Individualized Study)