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Overview

The Master of Arts in Bible Exposition program is designed for those interested in serious study of the Bible and desire to teach and to preach the Word of God by using accurate exegesis, sound hermeneutics, and effective homiletics.

Specific Requirements for Admission

Graduation with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited or recognized college or university with a minimum GPA of 2.50. Demonstration of an aptitude for graduate studies evidenced by one of following: transcript record, the GRE, or current ministry involvement. Submission of satisfactory scores on the TOEFL exam.

 
 

Objectives

Upon completion of the requirements, the graduate will be able to:

  • Articulate and communicate essential truths of the books of the Bible
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the critical elements of systematic theology
  • Create and deliver hermeneutically-sound, homiletically-effective sermons and/or Bible lessons
  • Formulate an apologetic of the Bible consistent with a literal, grammatical, contextual, and historical hermeneutic based on a dispensational and premillenial framework
  • Formulate an analysis and evaluation of graduate-level research on a biblical or theological subject by composing research papers using clear English and standard procedures

Degree Completion Plan

Curriculum

BSO500 Introduction to the Old Testament 3
BSN500 Introduction to the New Testament 3
BIN500 Introduction to Hermeneutics 3
RES511 Research: Writing and Communication 3
MIN520/ Homiletics or  
MIN524 Teaching the Bible 3
THE506 Survey of Theology 3
  Old Testament Electives 9
  New Testament Electives 9
  Pass M.A. in Bible Exposition Comprehensive Exam 0
  Total 36

Maximum Time Limit to Complete Program

5 years

Minimum Hours to be Completed at Piedmont

50%

Transfer of Credits

Up to 50% of the program

Advanced Standing

Up to 6 semester hours

Length of Program and Graduation

Completion of 36 hours of prescribed courses with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50

In order to become a candidate for graduation a student

  1. Shall have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours at PIU;
  2. Shall have maintained a minimum academic average of C (higher for some programs);
  3. Shall have passed all courses in his/her curriculum and made a C or better in key courses designated as essential in each program;
  4. Shall have completed at least 24 of the final 30 hours with Piedmont International University;
  5. Shall have satisfactorily completed the Christian Service requirements;
  6. Shall have given evidence of high Christian character and conduct in accord with University standards. He/she shall also manifest essential agreement with the Statement of Faith;
  7. Shall have paid in full his/her account with the University;
  8. Must have received a decision of eligibility for graduation from the Faculty.

In order to become a candidate for graduation a student

  1. Shall have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours at PIU;
  2. Shall have maintained a minimum academic average of C (higher for some programs);
  3. Shall have passed all courses in his/her curriculum and made a C or better in key courses designated as essential in each program;
  4. Shall have completed at least 24 of the final 30 hours with Piedmont International University.