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Master of Arts
In Biblical and Theological Studies

This program is available 100% online,  in our traditional campus setting, or a hybrid of both. 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.
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Think Biblically, Independently and Constructively.

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 log in anywhere with broadband internet access. While pursuing the Master of Arts (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.
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Train For a Lifetime of Faithful Ministry

An ideal option for those in secular vocations who want to do graduate studies in Bible and Theology

Program Requirements

48 credit hours with a wide range of classes and elective courses.

Student Learning Outcomes

Our robust program provides the education you need for a lifetime of faithful ministry.

Degree Program

An ideal option for those who want to do graduate studies in Bible and Theology.

Spiritual Formation: 3 Credits Total

SF500 The Life of the Mind and the Love of God

Biblical Literature: 15 Credits Total

BL515 Hermeneutics: Principles of Interpretation

BL511 Old Testament 1: Genesis to Esther

BL512 Old Testament 2: Job to Malachi

BL513 New Testament 1: Matthew to Acts

BL514 New Testament 2: Romans to Revelation

Theology: 9 Credits Total

TH511 Prolegomena, Scripture, and God

TH512 Anthropology, Christology, and Pneumatology

TH513 Soteriology, Ecclesiology, and Eschatology

Church History: 6 Credits Total

CH511 Church History 1

CH512 Church History 2

Biblical Languages: 6 Credits Total

NT512 New Testament Greek 1

NT513 New Testament Greek 2

OR

OT512 Old Testament Hebrew 1

OT513 Old Testament Hebrew 2

BL/TH/NT/OT/CH Electives: 6 

BL/TH/NT/OT/CH Elective Course 1


BL/TH/NT/OT/CH Elective Course 2

Culminating Requirement: 3 Credits Total

TH588 Capstone

Total Credits: 48

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Arts (Biblical and Theological Studies) should be able to:

  1. Know and apply Scripture using proper hermeneutical principles;
  2. Articulate sound doctrine according to historic Christian orthodoxy;
  3. Demonstrate competency in research skills for an academic study of the Scriptures and Christian theology.

Degree Program

The Master of Arts (Biblical and Theological Studies) 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. 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 log in anywhere with broadband internet access.

While pursuing the Master of Arts (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.

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