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M. A. in Biblical Studies Curriculum


This is an example. Please note that the most current and official curriculum information is found in our Course Catalog.

Master of Arts in Biblical Studies

The Master of Arts in Biblical Studies offers a general program of studies based on the English Bible with special emphasis upon the literature, interpretation and themes of the Christian Scriptures. The program helps students explore the text of the Bible within both its historic context and its use in modern, worldwide contexts. It is designed primarily as a degree for students who seek an in-depth knowledge of the Bible in order to strengthen their Christian service as ordained and non-ordained leaders in local congregations, parachurch organizations and mission agencies. The MABS 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 at the doctoral level.  Knowledge of the biblical languages—Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek—is not required.

All students must complete:

BITH 533 Exploring the Old Testament* (4 hours)

BITH 555 Exploring the New Testament* (4 hours)

BITH 565 Christian Theology* (4 hours)

BITH 566 Foundations of Biblical Interpretation* (4 hours)

BITH 626 Majority World Theologies (4 hours)

BITH 536 OT Book Study (4 hours)

BITH 546 NT Book Study (4 hours)

BITH 638 Old Testament Theology (4 hours)

BITH 648 New Testament Theology (4 hours)

Total                                                                     36 hours  

*Available online.