MA in Theological & Biblical Studies

MA in Theological & Biblical Studies

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.


GRK 620    Greek Exegetical Syntax I

HEB 620    Hebrew Exegetical Method I

PHI 502      Philosophy of Religion

NTS  602  New Testament Theology

OTS  602  Old Testament Theology

RES 602     Thesis Research and Writing

RES 603     Graduate  Thesis

AMP 500   Applied Ministry Project

  (Required each semester for full-time students)

BIB 105       Hermeneutics

CRIS 300    Baptist Faith and Witness

EMS 101      Personal Evangelism

GRK 306     Greek I

GRK 307     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 201     Church History

THS 203     Systematic Theology I

THS 204     Systematic Theology II

My MA program at Criswell changed my life and career in innumerable ways!

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Graduates with an MA 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


Dr. Christopher Graham, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Professor of Theology, and Program Director of M.Div. and M.A. in Theological and Biblical Studies

Christopher Graham

Vice President of Academic Affairs; Professor of Theology; Program Director of M.Div. and M.A. in Theological & Biblical Studies

Criswell College admits students who are Christians of good character, without regard or reference to race, national or ethnic origin, color, age, disability, or sex (except where regard to sex is required by the College’s religious tenets regarding gender and sexuality) to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of these classifications in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.