Master of Arts (M.A.) in Biblical Studies

Degree Prerequisite: Student should have completed 6 credits of Biblical Languages before admittance into this program.

Upon completion of the Master of Arts in Biblical Studies, the graduate should be able to:

1. Interpret and analyze the history, content, and background of the Bible;

2. Evaluate Christian doctrine and theology and articulate their ethical and theological system(s);

3. Design and defend scholarly research papers;

4. Apply Biblical hermeneutics to an advanced exegetical research project/thesis; and

5. Demonstrate the importance of the Biblical worldview in Biblical Studies.

Breakdown of core curriculum...
Class Class Description Credits
NTS 501 New Testament Literature 3 Credits
THE 561 Systematic Theology I 3 Credits
THE 562 Systematic Theology II 3 Credits
OTS 501 Old Testament Literature 3 Credits
THE 661 Biblical Hermeneutics 3 Credits
THE 571 Christian Apologetics 3 Credits
CED 612 Writing Research Papers Across the Curriculum 3 Credits
THE 511 New Testament Theology 3 Credits
HIS  502 Church History I 3 Credits
THE  670  Graduate Research 3 Credits
 THE 680  Thesis                                                                6 Credits

                                                                               Total:  36 Credits



This program is designed to provide the student with an in-depth study of the Scriptures on a graduate level. Hermeneutical principles and theological studies will be taught and then applied to study of the Scriptures. This program consists of thirty-six credit hours of classroom, specific and/or independent studies. Pre-requisite: one year of language or one year of language will be added to the program.