Because the world needs individuals skilled in Scripture and theology now more than ever.
At Criswell, we read and interpret Scripture as a community in order to share its truth with God’s people and the world. Join the community and we will take your study of the Bible and theology to the next level. Our carefully crafted curriculum and devoted faculty will help you develop the knowledge, skills, and doctrinal devotion necessary to teach successfully in the church or to pursue further academic studies.
PROGRAM COURSE INFORMATION
GRK 501 Greek I
GRK 502 Greek II
HEB 501 Hebrew I
HEB 502 Hebrew II
GRK 620 Greek Exegetical Syntax I
GRK 630 Greek Exegetical Syntax I
HEB 620 Hebrew Exegetical Method I
HEB 630 Hebrew Exegetical Method II
THS 512 Prolegomena and Trinitarianism
THS 514 Anthropology, Hamartiology, and
THS 516 Baptist Ecclesiology and Eschatology
THS 660 Patristic, Medieval, and Reformation
THS 665 Modern and Postmodern Theology
PHI 502 Philosophy of Religion
RES 501 Research in Biblical and Theological Studies
RES 703 Graduate Thesis
Students may choose one of the following emphases: †
Biblical Studies Emphasis
NTS 500-700 New Testament Elective(s)
OTS 500-700 Old Testament Elective(s)
GRK 500-700 Greek Elective(s)
HEB 500-700 Hebrew Elective(s)
Theological Studies Emphasis
THS 500-700 Theology Elective(s)
PHI 500-700 Philosophy Elective(s)
NTS 602 New Testament Theology
OTS 602 Old Testament Theology
†Selecting an emphasis is optional. Twelve of the required fifteen elective hours would constitute an emphasis.
Previous M.A. in Theological and Biblical Studies Program Maps
My M.A. program at Criswell changed my life and career in innumerable ways!
Graduates with an M.A. in Theological and Biblical Studies are prepared to step into the following roles:
- Doctoral student in biblical or theological studies
- Church leader
- Bible teacher
- Secondary school educator in Bible or theology
From 2018—2021, 100% of those who graduated with a M.A. in Theological and Biblical Studies are either employed or continuing their education.