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April 11, 2011

Wheaton Graduate School Offers New Part-Time Cohort-Based MA in Biblical Studies

Starting this fall, the Wheaton College Graduate School will offer its Master of Arts in Biblical Studies as a part-time, cohort program, with evening classes one night per week. 

The new format makes the program available to individuals who work or have church commitments and live within driving distance of Wheaton College. It is ideal for ordained and lay leaders in local congregations or members of parachurch and mission organizations. The program is designed to be completed in three years.

Coursework includes thorough study of the Old and New Testaments, Christian doctrine and theological traditions, and Christian ethics. In addition to weekly classes during the academic year, the program includes a three-day class in early January and a one-week intensive each July. All courses will take place on the campus of Wheaton College.

“Anyone looking for deeper biblical foundations for Christian service and for spiritual growth would benefit from this opportunity,” says Associate Dean of Biblical and Theological Studies Dr. Jeffrey Greenman. “An attractive feature of the program is the opportunity to learn with a group of people who study together for three years—a close community of learners dedicated to in-depth study in a supportive environment.”

Professors teaching in the program include:

  • Dr. Jeff Barbeau, author of Coleridge, the Bible, and Religion;
  • Dr. Gene Green, author of The Letters to the Thessalonians and Jude & 2 Peter;
  • Dr. Jeffrey Greenman, co-author of Unwearied Praises: Exploring Christian Faith through Classic Hymns; and Dr. Nicholas Perrin, author of Lost in Transmission? What We Can Know about the Words of Jesus and Jesus the Temple.

The deadline to apply for the Fall 2011 cohort is July 1. For more information, including a class schedule, or to apply for the program, visit wheatongrad.com/cohort, e-mail gradadm@wheaton.edu, or call 1-800-888-0141.