MA in Theological & Biblical Studies

M.A. 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 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.

My M.A. program at Criswell changed my life and career in innumerable ways!

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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.


Ty Kieser

Assistant Professor of Theology; Program Director of 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.