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
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
*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.
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 702 Thesis Research and Writing
RES 703 Graduate Thesis
AMP 500 Applied Ministry Project
(Required each semester for full-time students)
Students choose one of the following tracks: Biblical Studies, Systematic/Historical Theology, or Interdisciplinary Studies.
(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 711 Preaching from the Old Testament
MIN 712 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.
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
Any five courses chosen from the Biblical
Studies and Systematic/Historical Theology
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.