Overview

For those in the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies who would like to complete a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies, the following accelerated five-year sequence is available. Students who are academically qualified may follow this plan to complete both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in five years. Application to graduate studies should be made the last semester of undergraduate courses. 

 

 


 

 

 

Success

Piedmont International University has transformed my life and ministry for the Lord.  I chose this school for its consistent doctrinal teaching at all academic levels and for its dispensational approach to Scripture.  The faculty and staff go the extra mile to help students receive the best education possible.  If you want the best academic training for ministry, choose Piedmont!

Ward Harris, B.A.B.S, M.A.B.S., Ph.D. in Progress
Associate Pastor, Church Administrator, and Bible Teacher
Ripplemead, VA

Loved my time here. Solid teaching from loving and invested teachers and staff! They are compassionate, involved people that truly love God.

Kathryn Best
Consumer Sales Associate at Kaplan Early Learning Company

 

Admissions Requirements

The student must have:

  • High school diploma or equivalent with a GED
  • GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Minimum ACT composite score of 17 or minimum SAT combined score of 1230
  • An application with Piedmont International University
  • Follow all steps of admissions
  • Application to graduate school should be made during the last semester of under graduate studies
 

Objectives

 

  • Demonstrate a general knowledge of the books of the Bible, including key individuals, major events, and historical settings
  • Identify and describe major events associated with the Creation, the Flood, the person of Christ, the Church, God’s prophetic program
  • Assess the place and role of key individuals in the Bible
  • Elucidate essentials of biblical and systematic theology
  • Interpret and defend the Bible consistent with literal, grammatical, contextual, and historical principles of interpretation
  • Employ competence in the skills of leadership, preaching, teaching, and communication associated with pastoral ministry and evangelism
 

 

Summary of Required Hours

Bachelor of Arts

Biblical Studies 65
General Education 36
Professional/Ministry   29
Total 130


Master of Arts

Biblical Studies and Languages 15
Church History 6
Electives 6
Theology 9
Reasearch 3
Total
39


Total Required Hours    169

Degree Completion Plan

Fall Semester

BO101     Old Testament Survey     3 hours
GC100  GC103     Introduction to Computers or Introduction to Computers (Tech. in Ministry)     1 hour
GE101     English Composition I     3 hours
GH101     Survey of World History I     3 hours
GT100     Student Life Seminar     1 hour
MI101     Introduction to Missions     3 hours
PT101     Evangelism     2 hours
PA100     Health Education or PE Activity     1 hour

Total Hours  17

 

Spring Semester

BH104     Biblical Interpretation I: Principles of Biblical Interpretation     2 hours
BN102     New Testament Survey     3 hours
BP102     Christian Ethics     2 hours
GC111     Mathematics Survey     3 hours
GE102     English Composition II     3 hours
GP202     General Psychology     3 hours

Total Hours  16

 

BH201     Biblical Interpretation II: Dispensationalism     2 hours
BN104     Life of Christ     3 hours
BN201     Pauline Epistles I     3 hours
GS201     Principles of Speech     3 hours
Bible Elective*     3 hours
Science Survey     3 hours

Total Hours  17

 

Spring Semester

BH202     Biblical Interpretation III: Issues in Eschatology     2 hours
BN202     Pauline Epistles II     3 hours
BO202     Pentateuch     3 hours
PT202     Church Education     3 hours
GF___     Fine Arts Elective     3 hours
EN___     Literature Elective     3 hours

Total Hours  17

 * Must make a "C" or better

Fall Semester

BN301     General Epistles Survey*     3 hours
BN311     Greek I*     3 hours
BT303   BT403     Systematic Theology I* or   Systematic Theology III* (rotates)     3 hours
PT301     Homiletics     3 hours
Humanities Elective     3 hours

Total Hours  15

 

Spring Semester

BC302     Baptist History     3 hours
BN302     Daniel and Revelation*     3 hours
BN312     Greek II*     3 hours
BT304     BT404     Systematic Theology II* or Systematic Theology IV* (rotates)     3 hours
PT302     Expository Preaching     2 hours
General Education Elective     3 hours

Total Hours  17

*Must make a C or better 

 

Summer

BIN500     Introduction to Hermeneutics     3
RES511     Research Writing and Communication     3

Total Hours  6

Fall Semester

BN411     Greek III*     3 hours
BT303  BT403     Systematic Theology I* or Systematic Theology III* (rotates)     3 hours
BP411     History of Christian Thought     3 hours
PT401     Pastoral Counseling     3 hours
PT412     Pastoral Theology     2 hours
Bible Elective*     3 hours

Total Hours  17

 

Spring Semester

BN402     Acts*     2 hours
BN412     Greek IV*     3 hours
BP412     Senior Seminar     1 hour
BT304 BT404     Systematic Theology II* or Systematic Theology IV* (rotates)     3 hours
HIS500     Church History I     3 hours
PT402     Church Administration     3 hours
PT414     Pastoral Internship     2 hours

Total Hours  17

 

Summer

HIS501     Church History II     3 hours
Graduate-level Elective*     3 hours

Total Hours  6

*Must make a C or better

Fall Semester

BLH600     Hebrew I     3 hours
BSO500     Introduction to the Old Testament     3 hours
THE505     Dispensationalism      3 hours
Graduate-level Elective*    3 hours

Total Hours  12

 

Spring Semester

BLH601     Hebrew II     3 hours
BSN500     Introduction to the New Testament     3 hours
THE517     Apologetics     3 hours
THE611     Contemporary Theological Issues     3 hours

Total Hours  12

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