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M.A. in Theological and Biblical Studies (Systematic and Historical Theology Track)

The Master of Arts in Theological and Biblical Studies is an academic degree providing the student who has biblical, theological, and philosophical training on the baccalaureate level the opportunity to pursue scholarly study in the field of Theology. M.A. tracks in biblical and theological studies are designed to better equip students for ministry in the church, other institutional settings, an M.Div program with advanced standing, or doctoral studies.

CURRICULUM

Minimum Degree Requirements (36 Hours)

PREREQUISITES (39 Hours)*

EMS 101 Personal Evangelism
GRK 201 Greek I
GRK 202 Greek II
HEB 301 Hebrew I
HEB 302 Hebrew II
NTS 101 New Testament Survey I
NTS 201 New Testament Survey II
OTS 101 Old Testament Survey I
OTS 201 Old Testament Survey II
THS 203 Systematic Theology I
THS 301 Systematic Theology II
THS 201 Church History
THS 202 Baptist History and Distinctives

CORE CURRICULUM (12 Hours)

BIB 505 Biblical Hermeneutics
GRK 620 Greek Exegetical Syntax I
HEB 620 Hebrew Exegetical Method I
PHI 502 Philosophy of Religion

BIBLICAL THEOLOGY STUDIES (3 Hours)

One of the following:

NTS 602 New Testament Theology
OTS 602 Old Testament Theology

RESEARCH STUDIES (6 Hours)

RES 602 Thesis Seminar
RES 603 M.A. Thesis

OR

___ ___ Open Elective Studies
___ ___ Open Elective Studies

APPLIED STUDIES

AMP 500 Applied Ministry Project (No Credit - Required Every Semester)
RES 601 Library Research Seminar (Required Seminar)

SYSTEMATIC & HISTORICAL THEOLOGY TRACK (15 Hours)

THS 550 Theology Intensive
THS 615 Patristic and Medieval Theology
THS 635 Prolegomena and Theological Method
THS 650 Reformation/Post-Reformation Theology
THS 665 Modern and Postmodern Theology
 

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*Students needing to complete these prerequisites may do so at the undergraduate or graduate level.

 

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