2018-2019 University Catalog

Biblical Studies, M.A.

Program of Studies

Required: 48 semester hours; minimum 3.0 GPA.

MA(BS) - Old Testament

English Bible/Biblical Languages

BIB 501Genesis through Song of Solomon

3

BIB 502Isaiah through Malachi

3

BIB 503Acts, Pauline Epistles

3

BIB 504Gospels, Hebrews through Revelation

3

BIB 509Biblical Interpretation

3

BIB 608Text and Canon

3

 

BIB 814Masters Colloquium

3

OR

BIB 840Biblical Studies Thesis I

2

BIB 850Biblical Studies Thesis II

2

 

HEB 621Hebrew Grammar I

3

HEB 622Hebrew Grammar II

3

HEB 721Hebrew Reading I

3

HEB 722Hebrew Reading II

3

Total Credit Hours:33

BIB840, BIB850 Requires approval of MABS program coordinator.

Theology

TH 507Christian Theology I

4

TH 508Christian Theology II

4

Total Credit Hours:8

Spiritual Formation

SF 511Principles of Spiritual Formation I

2

Total Credit Hours:2

General Electives

Electives

5

Total Credit Hours:48

MA(BS) - New Testament

English Bible/Biblical Languages

BIB 501Genesis through Song of Solomon

3

BIB 502Isaiah through Malachi

3

BIB 503Acts, Pauline Epistles

3

BIB 504Gospels, Hebrews through Revelation

3

BIB 509Biblical Interpretation

3

BIB 608Text and Canon

3

 

BIB 814Masters Colloquium

3

OR

BIB 840Biblical Studies Thesis I

2

BIB 850Biblical Studies Thesis II

2

 

GRK 501Principles of NT Greek I

3

GRK 502Principles of NT Greek II

3

GRK 651Greek Reading & Syntax

3

GRK 652Greek Exegesis

3

Total Credit Hours:33

BIB840, BIB850 Requires approval of MABS program coordinator.

Theology

TH 507Christian Theology I

4

TH 508Christian Theology II

4

Total Credit Hours:8

Spiritual Formation

SF 511Principles of Spiritual Formation I

2

Total Credit Hours:2

General Electives

Electives

5

Total Credit Hours:48

Advanced Standing Option

For those students who qualify for advanced standing, up to 9 hours of credits may be waived with credit. See the process for “Advanced Standing – Waiver of Course and Credit”.

Courses eligible for waiver in the MABS degree options are as follows:

For MABS New Testament students

BIB 501Genesis through Song of Solomon

3

BIB 502Isaiah through Malachi

3

BIB 509Biblical Interpretation

3

For MABS Old Testament students

BIB 503Acts, Pauline Epistles

3

BIB 504Gospels, Hebrews through Revelation

3

BIB 509Biblical Interpretation

3

Qualifying MABS students may also pursue select substitutions of advanced level coursework.

The substitutions must be approved by the seminary Dean, by using the Program Adjustment Form. The following are the specific substitutions that may be pursued by qualifying students:

With any BIB (NT content) or Greek course

BIB 503Acts, Pauline Epistles

3

BIB 504Gospels, Hebrews through Revelation

3

With any TH, BTH, or HTH course

TH 507Christian Theology I

4

OR

TH 508Christian Theology II

4

With any 700 or 800 level Greek course (MABS NT students only)

GRK 501Principles of NT Greek I

3

GRK 502Principles of NT Greek II

3

GRK 651Greek Reading & Syntax

3

GRK 652Greek Exegesis

3

With 800 level (some 700 level) Hebrew course (MABS OT students only)

HEB 621Hebrew Grammar I

3

HEB 622Hebrew Grammar II

3

HEB 721Hebrew Reading I

3

HEB 722Hebrew Reading II

3