MASTER OF ARTS IN BIBLICAL STUDIES

The Master of Arts in Biblical Studies (MABS) degree provides graduate-level academic focus that is designed for persons seeking a thorough biblical and theological understanding of Scripture. Correspondingly, Bible exposition and theology courses are prioritized in this program. Furthermore, a student in the MABS can choose to focus in one of several concentrations to further customize his or her degree. Noteworthy among these is the Biblical Archaeology focus, which involves both in-class methodology and practical fieldwork.

60

Credit Hours

6

Unique Concentrations

12

Concentration Credits

3

Avg. Years to Complete

CORE CURRICULUM

Required in all Master of Arts (Biblical Studies) concentrations

RS 500Research and Writing1
BE 501Old Testament Studies I: Pentateuch and Former Prophets3
BE 502Old Testament Studies II: Latter Prophets and Writings3
BE 504Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics3
BE 511New Testament Studies I: Matthew to Acts3
BE 512New Testament Studies II: Romans to Revelation3
BE 513*History & Geography of Israel3
BE 613Life of Christ3
BE 617Exposition of Romans2
HT 500Historical Theology3
TH 501Systematic Theology I3
TH 502Systematic Theology II3
TH 503Systematic Theology III3
TH 601Systematic Theology IV3
TH 609Christian Ethics2
ElecOpen Electives (typically 2-3 courses)7
Total MABS Core48
* Those unable to attend the trip to Israel can take open electives in place of this requirement.

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Concentrations

Biblical Archaeology

AR 510Archaeological Method and Theory2
AR 515Introduction to Biblical Archaeology2
AR 610Archaeological Fieldwork I2
AR 615Archaeological Fieldwork II*2
BE 710Greco-Roman & Jewish Backgrounds3
OT 710Ancient Near Eastern History3
Total Concentration Credits12
Total MABS Credits60
* Not required but can be taken as an open elective.

 

For more information, check out our Department of Biblical Archaeology.

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Advanced Biblical Studies

BE 705Advanced Hermeneutics3
Any 9 units of the following:
NT 725Contemporary Issues and Debates in NT Studies3
NT 752Advanced Greek Reading3
OT 752Advanced Hebrew Reading3
TH 706Philosophy and Christian Epistemology3
TH 710Contemporary Theological Movements3
BE ElecAny Bible Exposition Course3
HT/TH ElecAny 600+ Level HT/TH Course3
NT/OT ElecAny 600+ Level Greek/Hebrew Exegesis Course3
Total Concentration Credits12
Total MABS Credits60

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Bible Exposition

BE 710 or OT 710Greco-Roman & Jewish Backgrounds or Ancient Near Eastern History3
BE ElecAny 10 units of Bible Exposition Courses*10
Total Concentration Credits12
Total MABS Credits60
* Students in this concentration lose 1 unit of open electives.

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Historical or Systematic Theology

HT/TH ElecAny 12 units of HT/TH Courses (Courses cannot already be part of the core requirement, and you must have at least 2 courses in your primary focus)12
Total Concentration Credits12
Total MABS Credits60

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Interdisciplinary

ElecAny 12 units of Courses from the MABS Concentrations12
Total Concentration Credits12
Total MABS Credits60
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