M.A. in Biblical Studies

The MA in Biblical Studies degree is offered in a cohort model where students stay together as a group throughout three years of study, taking weekly evening classes and one-week intensive courses. The program offers a general program in biblical studies based on the English text with special emphasis upon the literature, interpretation, and themes of the whole Bible.

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The program helps the student to explore the biblical text within both its historic contexts and its use in modern worldwide contexts. It is designed primarily as a terminal degree for students who seek in-depth knowledge of Scripture in order to strengthen their Christian service as ordained and non-ordained leaders in local congregations, parachurch organizations or missionary agencies.

The program also is appropriate for Christians in various marketplace vocations who seek a solid biblical foundation for the work in which they are engaged. It is not intended for those who plan to pursue formal academic studies on the doctoral level. Knowledge of the biblical languages is not required.

 Cohort Sequence  

Course number, title

Semester

Dates

Time

 

Year One

 

Program Orientation Session

Fall 2014

Tues., Aug 26, 2014

6:30-9:30 pm

BITH 537, Old Testament I: Pentateuch & Historical Books (4)

Fall 2014

Tues., Sept. 2 -Tues., Dec. 16, 2014

6:30-9:45 pm

Fall Break – No class

Fall 2014

Tues., October 21, 2014

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BITH 568, Foundations for Biblical Interpretation (2)

P-Term 2015

Thur., Jan 8, Fri. Jan. 9, Sat Jan 10, 2015

8:00-5:00

BITH 538, Old Testament II: Prophets & Wisdom Books (4)

Spring 2015

Tues., Jan. 13 -May 5, 2015

6:30-9:45 pm

Spring break – No class

Spring 2015

Tues, Mar 10, 2015

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BITH 565, Christian Theology (4)

Summer 2015

Mon-Sat, July 6-11, 2015

8:00-5:00

Year Two

 

 

 

BITH 544, New Testament I: Jesus & Gospels (4)

Fall 2015

Tues, Sep 1 – Tues, Dec 15, 2015

6:30-9:45 pm

Fall Break—No class

Fall 2015

Tues, Oct 20, 2015

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BITH 625, World Christian Perspectives (2)

P-Term 2016

Thurs, Jan 7; Fri, Jan 8; Sat, Jan 9, 2016

8:00-5:00

BITH 545, New Testament II: Acts to Revelation (4)

Spring 2016

Tues, Jan 12 – Tues, May 3, 2016

6:30-9:45 pm

Spring Break – No class

Spring 2016

Tues, Mar 8, 2016

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BITH 569, Christian Traditions (4)

Summer 2016

Mon, July 11 - Sat, July 16, 2016

8:00-5:00

Year Three

 

 

 

BITH 536, OT Book Study (4)

Fall 2016

Tues, Aug 31 – Tues, Dec 13, 2016

6:30-9:45 pm

Fall Break – no classes

Fall 2016

Tues, Oct 18, 2016

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Ministry Integration Course (2)

P-Term 2017

Thurs, Jan 5; Fri, Jan 6; Sat, Jan 7, 2017

8:00-5:00

BITH 546, NT Book Study (4)

Spring 2017

Tues, Jan 10 – Tues, May 2, 2017

6:30-9:45 pm

Spring break – no classes

Spring 2017

Tues, Mar 7, 2017

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BITH 673, Christian Ethics (4)

Summer 2017

Mon, July 10 – Sat, July 15, 2017

8:00-5:00

BITH 692, Comprehensive Exam (0)

Summer 2017

Saturday June 10, 2017

 9:00-4:00

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