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The Master of Arts (Biblical Studies) is designed for students who wish to prepare themselves for further graduate studies in Old or New Testament studies, to teach foundational courses in Bible colleges or other denominational teaching positions, and to engage meaningfully in biblical research and writing.
Having completed the MA (Biblical Studies), students will be able to:
Students earning the Master of Arts (Biblical Studies) degree must complete 55 credit hours with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 grading scale. This degree may be completed entirely online or through a combination of course delivery methods.
|Class Name||Credit Hours|
|Preliminary and Summative Coursework|
|Step One Platform (required online, 5-wk non-credit bearing)|
|OTS/NTS 7791 Senior Seminar or OTS/NTS 7799 Thesis||3 hours|
|Spiritual Formation Courses|
|SPF 5541 Spiritual Formation Core (1): Spiritual Disciplines||2 hours|
|SPF 5542 Spiritual Formation Core (2): Prayer||2 hours|
|BSG 5501 Engaging Texts and Contexts||3 hours|
|CHS 5500 Story of the Christian Faith||3 hours|
|CTH 5520 Christian Theology for the Kingdom of God||3 hours|
|ETH 5530 Christian Ethics||3 hours|
|MSS 5501 Kingdom Mission in a Global Community||3 hours|
|NTS 5511 Introduction to the New Testament||3 hours|
|OTS 5511 Introduction to the Old Testament (Part 1)||3 hours|
|OTS 5512 Introduction to the Old Testament (Part 2)||3 hours|
|Biblical Studies Courses|
|BSG 5502 Encountering Scripture beyond Translations||3 hours|
|OTS/NTS Elective||15 hours|
|Open Electives||6 hours|
|Total Hours||55 hours|
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