Master of Arts

Master of Arts
(33 Hours)

The Master of Arts (M.A.) degree is designed for those seeking advanced work in Biblical Studies. The focus is on expanding your practical Bible knowledge coupled with ministry application courses. This program can serve as a springboard into an M.Div. program. For more information, please contact the Office of Admissions today!


COURSES

The courses within the Master of Arts curriculum are listed below. There are seven courses (21 hours) that are required of all students. The student then selects at least 12 hours from any of the remaining courses. Up to 6 hours of electives may be selected from the M.Ed. program, upon approval from the student's advisor. Course prefixes indicate the course concentration (BIB for Bible and CED for Christian Education).


Prefix

Courses Name

Credits

Format
Required Core Courses (21 hours)

BIB511

Old Testament Introduction

3

OC

BIB512

New Testament Introduction

3

OC

BIB513

Systematic Theology I

3

OC

BIB514

Systematic Theology II

3

OC

CED502

Advanced Biblical Counseling

3

OC

CED522

Contemporary Preaching

3

RC

CED525

Principles of Biblical Leadership

3

OC
Elective Courses (12 hours)

BIB503

Bible Doctrines I*

3

OC

BIB504

Bible Doctrines II*

3

OC

BIB516

Advanced Hermeneutics

3

OC

BIB518

Apologetics

3

OC

BIB519

Cults

3

OC
BIB522 Eschatology 3 OC
BIB533 Johanine Writings 3 OC
BIB544 Dispensationalism 3 OC

BIB595

Independent Study

3

OC
CED516 Baptist History 3 OC

CED540

Contemporary Issues

3

OC

* BIB503 and BIB504 may be required prerequisite courses for students who have not earned a minimum number of approved undergraduate Bible courses.

*Additional elective courses may be offered


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