Master of Arts in Theological & Biblical Studies

The Master of Arts in Theological and Biblical Studies is an academic degree to equip students to lead within the Church as biblicists and theologians. It provides graduate-level knowledge and academic skills, develops methodological acumen, and strengthens the doctrinal devotion necessary to teach successfully in ecclesial contexts immediately upon graduation or to pursue specialized and advanced graduate degrees to teach in academic contexts.

Minimum Degree Requirements (36 Hours)



BIB 105          Hermeneutics
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 (9 Hours)

GRK 620         Greek Exegetical Syntax I
HEB 620         Hebrew Exegetical Method I
PHI 502          Philosophy of Religion


Biblical Theology Studies (6 Hours)

NTS 602         New Testament Theology
OTS 602         Old Testament Theology


Research Studies (6 Hours)

RES 602         Thesis Research and Writing
RES 603         Graduate Thesis


Applied Studies

Non-credit courses:
AMP 500         Applied Ministry Project (No Credit – Required every semester)


Theological and Biblical Studies Tracks (15 Hours)


Biblical Studies Track

Five of the following:
GRK 610         Greek Reading
GRK 630         Greek Exegetical Syntax II
HEB 610         Hebrew Reading
HEB 630         Hebrew Exegetical Method II
MIN 631         Preaching from the Old Testament
MIN 633         Preaching from the New Testament
NTS 510         New Testament Intensive*
NTS 715         Topics in New Testament
OTS 510         Old Testament Intensive*
OTS 715         Topics in Old Testament

*Courses may be repeated for different Bible books.


Systematic/Historical Theology Track

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


Interdisciplinary Studies Track

Any five courses chosen from Biblical Studies & Systematic/Historical Theology tracks.


*Graduate students need only take the degree prerequisites listed above, not the prerequisites for those classes listed in the undergraduate course descriptions. All degree prerequisites must be completed within the first 50% of course work for the degree. Until degree prerequisites are satisfied, a prerequisite must be taken each semester in which a student is enrolled.