Deepen your understanding of God’s Word
The Master of Arts in Biblical Studies program offers a specialization in Bible, biblical interpretation, and theology. You’ll develop your skills in working with original language tools, and you’ll learn what it takes to produce scholarly biblical and theological research projects. Whether you’re a writer, teacher, missionary candidate, or member of a church or parachurch organization, we’ll prepare you to expound on the Bible with wisdom and passion.
Students who can benefit from the program
- The missionary candidate who needs a degree in Bible to qualify for evangelical missionary agencies and/or entrance into certain foreign lands as a missionary
- The teacher who wants to instruct in biblical and theological areas for Christian educational institutions
- The writer who wishes to be conversant with biblical and theological subjects
- Those involved in parachurch organizations who desire a broader expertise in support of teaching and discipleship activities
- Defend and articulate an ethical and theological system
- Solve interpretative problems in the biblical text
- Use the best available exegetical tools for biblical study
- Perform scholarly independent research
- Produce and defend scholarly research papers and/or a thesis
New Testament concentration
Our M.A. in Biblical Studies program is available online with a New Testament concentration. The Old Testament concentration is not yet available due to the ongoing development of online Hebrew courses. We are working to get MABS – OT online in a manner that preserves the unique relational component and focus on mentoring, but it is a work in progress. You are welcome to contact us about what makes our Hebrew instruction different and how we could help advance your studies in this area.
Take a look at this course plan to find out what you need to graduate with an M.A. in Biblical Studies.