M.A. in Biblical Studies, Non-Language Track

Objectives:

  • Demonstrate a general knowledge of the Bible, including an in-depth understanding of selected books using a literal hermeneutic leading to a dispensational, premillenial interpretation of the Scriptures
  • Prepare and preach/teach hermeneutically sound and homiletically effective sermons/Bible lessons
  • Show discernment for evaluating trends of major significance and articulating answers from a Biblical worldview
  • Exhibit competence in communicating and teaching Biblical truth in academic, church, or general ministry settings in a pluralistic society
  • Conduct research on a ministry-related subject and report that research in a paper using clear English and standard procedures

Academic Requirements: A bachelor's degree or equivalent from a recognized college or university with a minimum GPA 3.0 and a satisfactory score on the GRE. The Graduate Record Examination is a computerized test that is used to measure a student’s excellence in verbal skills. Scores must be submitted by the end of the first semester of study. While it is very helpful if an applicant takes all three sections of the test, we only require the Analytical Writing portion of the test. A satisfactory score would be to be placed in the 50th percentile or higher. Click link for test registration information…GRE: Graduate Record Examinations

Course Requirements:

Theology (21 hours)
THE500 - Theology I
THE501 - Theology II
THE502 - Theology III
THE503 - Theology IV
THE505 - Dispensationalism
THE517 - Apologetics
THE611 - Contemporary Theological Issues

Church History (4 hours)
HIS500 - Church History I
HIS501 - Church History II

Research (3 hours)
RES511 - Research: Writing and Communication

Biblical Studies (21 hours)
BSO500 - Introduction to the Old Testament
BSN500 - Introduction to the New Testament
BIN500 - Introduction to Hermeneutics
Old Testament Elective
Old Testament Elective
New Testament Elective
New Testament Elective

Ministry (3 hours)
MIN500 - Leadership and Vision Casting

General Elective (3 hours)
Elective

Total Hours = 55 hours