M.A. in Biblical Exegesis

The masters in Biblical Exegesis is a biblical language-based degree which emphasizes study in both the Old and New Testaments. Students will be able to interpret scripture through study of the Greek and Hebrew ancient languages.

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Biblical Exegesis

Do you have a calling to study Scripture in its original languages?

The M.A. in Biblical Exegesis is strategically designed to equip students to exegete Scripture in the original languages for the good of the church and world. Whether you want training and research tools that will contribute to your formation for further academic study, church ministry, missions, translation, teaching in classical schools, and more, the degree is tailored to equip all students in exegesis of the Scriptures.

Flexible Degree Options

The central focus of this degree is exegesis. The degree offers you flexibility to customize your degree in light of your own calling.

  • In the dual track option, you will learn to exegete the Hebrew OT and Greek NT culturally, canonically, and apply it to the life of faith within the context of the local church.
  • Choose to focus in only one of the ancient languages, Greek or Hebrew, and have more flexibility to explore elective courses.

See the M.A. in Biblical Exegesis degree requirements for a  list of courses.

All students will be trained in exegetical skills specific to Old Testament, New Testament, or both testaments, followed by in-depth book studies in the original languages of Scripture. Other requirements include courses in hermeneutics, biblical theology (OT and NT), and backgrounds and methodologies as they illuminate the task of exegesis.

Prerequisite Courses

A working knowledge of Hebrew, Greek, or both ancient languages are required for the completion of this degree depending on your track. Students with missing prerequisite courses are eligible for tuition rebates on all language prerequisites. Find more detailed information on degree completion and prerequisite requirements:

Additional Degrees in Biblical and Theological Studies

Wheaton offers a number of other master’s degrees related to biblical and theological studies. Explore each program to find the one that best suits your interests and ambitions.

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