MA in Biblical Studies

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.

Program Outcomes

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

Vocational Options

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.

Program of Studies

MABS – Standard Track  
Bible/Biblical Theology 29
Bib 501 Genesis-Song of Solomon 4
Bib 502 Isaiah-Malachi 3
Bib 503 Acts, Pauline Epistles 4
Bib 504 Gospels, Hebrews-Revelation 4
Bib 509 Biblical Interpretation 3
Bib 612 Psalms
Bib 726 1 Corinthians
Bib 747 Methods of Theological Research 2
Bib 814 Master’s Colloquium 4
BTh 633 Methods of Biblical Theology 3
Biblical Languages 12
May follow Greek or Hebrew track  
GRK 602 Principles of NT Greek I 3
GRK 603 Principles of NT Greek II 3
GRK 701 Greek NT Reading: Gospel of Mark 3
GRK 710 NT Greek Exegesis: Galatians 3
HEB 621 Hebrew Grammar I 3
HEB 622 Hebrew Grammar II 3
HEB 721 Hebrew Reading I 3
HEB 722 Hebrew Reading II 3
Theology/Historical Theology 14
Th 507 Christian Theology 1 4
Th 508 Christian Theology 2 4
HTh 703 Patristic and Medieval Theology 3
HTh 704 Reformation and Post-Ref. Theology
Th 720 Reading in Ethics (2)
Spiritual Formation 8
SF 505 Foundations 2
SF 512 Principles of Spiritual Formation 3
Elective 3-4
          TOTAL Required 63


Meet Your Professors

  • Dr. Al Baylis Dr. Al Baylis Professor of Bible and Theology, Th.M. Program Director, Biblical Languages
  • Dr. Rebekah Josberger Dr. Rebekah Josberger Assistant Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament
  • Dr. John Terveen Dr. John Terveen Professor of New Testament and Greek, MABS Program Director