Graduate Degree Descriptions

MASTER OF ARTS IN BIBLICAL STUDIES: CONCENTRATIONS

  1. With Languages - offers a specialization in the Bible, biblical interpretation, and theology and emphasizes a student's abilities to research using Hebrew and Greek language tools and to produce scholarly, biblical and theological research projects. It will help those who are pursuing a terminal degree in Biblical Studies.
  2. Without Languages - provides an understanding of Scripture and systematic theology, coupled with modern strategies for ministry. Emphasis is placed on thorough research and effective communication, comprehension of foundational biblical and theological truths, and a commitment godly Christian character.

MASTER OF ARTS IN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP

The Master of Arts in Christian Leadership (MACL) is a graduate theological education program designed for (1) men and women called to leadership roles or positions in a local church setting, para-church organizations, or the marketplace, and (2) those who are currently in leadership roles who are seeking to enhance their leadership skills both theologically and practically. The program provides students with a solid understanding of Biblical leadership principles and strategies, while preparing them to serve in leadership positions. 

MASTER OF DIVINITY

The Master of Divinity specializes in biblical interpretation and theology with a view toward social change, steeped in a Christian theological heritage. MDiv students should be able to defend and articulate the Christian ethical and theological system, produce scholarly biblical and theological research, and integrate these principles in all aspects of ministry leadership, development and administration.

Graduate Degree Comparison

Detail MA in Biblical Studies
MA in Christian Leadership
Master of Divinity
Goal The degree equips students for the biblical research aspects of ministry related to teaching, preaching, Bible education, and research. Students research biblical concepts and theological principles with a view toward equipping the saints and building the local church. The MA in Biblical Studies is an appropriate degree for anyone called to serve in any of the five-fold ministries. Students are equipped to lead Christian organizations through learning the skills required to evaluate leadership practices with biblical principles, critically examine Christian organizations and trends through theological critique, personal reflection on the inner life of a leader, and servanthood within the kingdom of God. Students are prepared for vocational ministry through biblical, theological, and applied theological studies. The essence of ministry in the future requires the skills of biblical exposition, grasping Christian theological heritage, disciple making, spiritual formation of the minister, interpersonal skills, servanthood leadership, and worship leadership relevant to culture yet faithful to the core Christian gospel.
Completion Time 2 years 2 years 3 years
Tuition Per Credit $221 $221 $221
Full Time Status 9 credits 6 credits 9-11 credits
Credits Required 56 38 90
Concentrations
  • without Languages
  • with Languages
  • None None
    Admissions Requirement 2.5 GPA minimum
    Must be currently active in ministry
    MABS without Languages
    1. BA degree in an accredited institution
    MABS with Languages
    1. BA degree in an accredited institution
    2. Systematic Theology 1 (Undergraduate)
    3. Systematic Theology 2 (Undergraduate)
    4. Intro in Biblical Languages (Undergraduate)
    2.5 GPA minimum
    Must be currently active in ministry
    2.5 GPA minimum
    Must be currently active in ministry

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