The Master of Arts in Biblical Studies offers a specialization in Bible, biblical interpretation, and theology. Central to the program are a student's abilities to work with original language tools and to research theological topics. The MABS emphasizes the production of scholarly biblical and theological research projects.
Graduates of the MABS program will be able to:
Defend and articulate their 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
This program of concentrated biblical and theological study prepares students for vocations related to Bible education including:
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
For further details and information on admission and graduation requirements, please visit our catalog.
Our MA in Biblical Studies program is fully available online. That means you can earn your degree anywhere, anytime. Learn more about MU Online.
Costs and financial aid
Tuition for 2016-17 is $500/credit.
View cost details and financial aid options here.
Meet your professors
Dr. Al Baylis
Th.M. Program Director, Professor Bible and Theology
Dr. Rebekah Josberger
Assistant Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament
Dr. John Terveen
MABS Program Director, Professor New Testament and Greek