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Standing firm on Christ & Scripture since 1927, there is no better place to study the Bible than at The Master’s University. We hold the Word of God as sufficient in all things, including its own interpretation. To best equip our students for their intended fields, ministry or otherwise, we teach them how to approach the Word; through Greek and/or Hebrew, the context in which it was written, along with a large selection of classes ranging from biblical counseling to the book of Revelation.

Our professors are not just equipped scholarly, but are heavily involved in their local church and other ministries: practicing what they teach and standing as examples to each student.

More about our Bible department:

  • We are the only campus to offer an entire semester abroad in Israel. Through the Israel Bible Extension program (IBEX) a student can spend a semester studying the Bible in the land it occurred and earn 15-18 units towards a Bible Minor or Major.

  • We offer a bi-annual Turkey & Greece Winter Break Trip. For only $4,000 current students and alumni spend two weeks traveling to ancient sites and places to which Paul addressed his letters. Students can earn class credit.

  • We have a 10:1 student- teacher ratio.

  • Are one of the first campuses to offer a Biblical Counseling degree, and one of the few to hold to ACBC counseling vs. integrational models.

  • Students in any emphasis will have a working knowledge of Greek or Hebrew, be able to apply hermeneutics to correctly interpret biblical text and understand ministry from a biblical perspective.

Bible General Emphasis Courses

  • B340 Biblical Interpretation (3)

  • B___ One course in OT studies (3)

  • B___ One course in NT studies (3)

  • B400 Senior Integrative Seminar (3)

  • B490 Senior Comprehensive Exam (0)

  • BC300 Introduction to Biblical Counseling (3)

  • One of the following (8)

    • BL301 & 302 Elementary Greek I & II (4, 4)

    • BL311 & 312 Elementary Hebrew I & II (4, 4)

  • BMN/BMS/BYM One Course in Intro to Ministry (3)

  • Bible Electives (21)

Total units required for emphasis (47)

Bible Exposition Emphasis Courses

  • B335 Revelation (3)

  • B340 Biblical Interpretation (3)

  • B342 Romans (3)

  • B346 Life of Christ (3)

  • B364 History of Ancient Israel (3)

  • B400 Senior Integrative Seminar (3)

  • B490 Senior Comprehensive Exam (0)

  • One of the following (8)

    • BL301 & 302 Elementary Greek I & II (4, 4)

    • BL311 & 312 Elementary Hebrew I & II (4, 4)

  • Bible Book Study (3)

  • Bible Electives (18)

Total units required for emphasis (47)

Biblical Counseling Emphasis Courses

  • B340 Biblical Interpretation (3)

  • B400 Senior Integrative Seminar (3)

  • B490 Senior Comprehensive Exam (0)

  • BC300 Introduction to Biblical Counseling (3)

  • BC311 Theological Basis for Biblical Counseling (3)

  • BC330 Methods of Biblical Change (3)

  • BC340 Marriage & Family (3)

  • BC421, 422 Problems & Procedures I, II (3,2)

  • BC431, 432 Counseling Practicum I, II (2,2)

  • BE100 Introduction to Psychology (3)

  • One of the following (8)

    • BL301 & 302 Elementary Greek I & II (4, 4)

    • BL311 & 312 Elementary Hebrew I & II (4, 4)

  • Bible Electives (9)

Total units required for emphasis (47)

Biblical Languages Emphasis Courses

  • B340 Biblical Interpretation (3)

  • B400 Senior Integrative Seminar (3)

  • B490 Senior Comprehensive Exam (0)

  • BL301, 302 Elementary Greek I, II (4,4)

  • BL311, 312 Elementary Hebrew I, II (4,4)

  • BL401, 402 Intermediate Greek I, II (3,3)

  • BL422 Greek Exegesis (3)

  • BL461 Advanced Greek Grammar (3)

  • Bible Electives (13)

Total units required for emphasis (47)

Christian Education Emphasis Courses

  • BCE304 Teaching Methodology (3)

  • B340 Biblical Interpretation (3)

  • B400 Senior Integrative Seminar (3)

  • B490 Senior Comprehensive Exam (0)

  • BCE313 Introduction to Christian Education (3)

  • BCW363 Apologetics (3)

  • BCW402 Christian Worldview (3)

  • BL325 Introduction to Biblical Languages (3)

  • BMN300 Ministry Internship (2)

  • One of the following (3)

    • BMN310 Message Preparation for Women (3)

    • BMN370 Sermon Preparation (3)

  • BYM331 Survey of Student Ministries (3)

  • Bible Electives (18)

Total units required for emphasis (47)

Global Studies Emphasis Courses

  • B340 Biblical Interpretation (3)

  • B400 Senior Integrative Seminar (3)

  • B490 Senior Comprehensive Exam (0)

  • BC300 Introduction to Biblical Counseling (3)

  • BC362 Biblical Conflict Resolution (2)

  • BL325 Introduction to Biblical Languages (3)

  • BMS301 Introduction to Missions (3)*

  • BMS303 History & Theory of Missions (3)*

  • BMS341 Cultural Anthropology (3)*

  • BMS385 World Religions (3)*

  • One of the following (3)*

    • BMS365 Gospel Living (3)

    • BMS366 Gospel, Culture, and Vocation (3)

  • Two of the following (6)

    • BMS311 Preparation for Urban Missions (3)

    • ED400 Foundations of Education (3)

    • ESL311 Introduction to TESOL (3)

    • INB311 Global Business Strategies (3)

  • Field Semester: (9-12 Weeks) (6)

    • BMS302 Field Internship (3)*

    • BMS322 Field Language (3)

  • Bible Electives (6)

*Courses required for minor in Global Studies (18)

Total units required for emphasis (47)

Student Ministries Emphasis Courses

  • B340 Biblical Interpretation (3)

  • B400 Senior Integrative Seminar (3)

  • B490 Senior Comprehensive Exam (0)

  • BC300 Introduction to Biblical Counseling (3)

  • BC332 Crisis and Youth Counseling (3)

  • BCW402 Christian Worldview (3)

  • One of the following (8)

    • BL301 & 302 Elementary Greek I & II (4, 4)

    • BL311 & 312 Elementary Hebrew I & II (4, 4)

  • BMN300 Ministry Internship (2)

  • One of the following (3)

    • BCE304 Teaching Methodology (3)

    • BMN370 Sermon Preparation (3)

    • BMN310 Message Preparation for Women (3)

  • One of the following (3)

    • BMN312 Training in Women’s Ministries (3)

    • BMN412 Pastoral Student Ministries (3)

  • BTH376 Theology of the Church and Family (3)

  • BYM331 Survey of Student Ministries (3)

  • BYM333 Leadership and Administration (3)

  • Bible Electives (7)

Total units required for emphasis (47)

Theology Emphasis Courses

  • B340 Biblical Interpretation (3)

  • B400 Senior Integrative Seminar (3)

  • B490 Senior Comprehensive Exam (0)

  • BCW363 Apologetics (3)

  • One of the following (8)

    • BL301 & 302 Elementary Greek I & II (4, 4)

    • BL311 & 312 Elementary Hebrew I & II (4, 4)

  • One of the following (3)

    • BMS385 World Religions (3)

    • BMS483 Religions of America (3)

  • One of the following (3)

    • BTH373 Historical Theology I (3)

    • BTH374 Historical Theology II (3)

  • Two of the following (6)

    • BTH327 New Testament Theology (3)

    • BTH328 Old Testament Theology (3)

    • BTH377Messianic Theology (3)

    • BTH387Theology of Paul (3)

    • BTH397Biblical Theology of Vision (3)

    • BTH407 Theological Systems (3)

    • BTH417 Contemporary Theology (3)

    • BTH427 Theology Seminar (3)

  • Two of the following (6)

    • BTH337 Theology of God (3)

    • BTH347 Theology of Angels (3)

    • BTH348 Theology of Man and Sin (3)

    • BTH357Theology of Christ (3)

    • BTH358 Theology of Salvation (3)

    • BTH367 Theology of the Scriptures (3)

    • BTH368 Theology of the Church (3)

    • BTH428 Eschatological Interpretations (3)

  • Bible Electives (12)

Total units required for emphasis (47)

Minor in Biblical Studies

A minor in Biblical Studies is offered to students not majoring in Biblical Studies, but who desire a greater understanding of the Bible and Theology. For a minor in Biblical Studies, the following courses are required:

  • B101, 102 Old Testament Survey I, II (3, 3)

  • B201, 202 New Testament Survey I, II (3, 3)

  • BTH321, 322 Christian Theology I, II (3, 3)

  • Bible Electives (6)

Total units required for minor (24)

Minor in Global Studies

A minor in Global Studies is offered to all students who desire a greater understanding of cross-cultural vocations. For a minor in Global Studies, the following courses are required:

  • BMS301 Introduction to Missions (3)

  • BMS303 History & Theory of Missions (3)

  • BMS341 Cultural Anthropology (3)

  • BMS385 World Religions (3)

  • Global Mission Electives (Choose one) (3)

    • BMS365 Gospel Living (3)

    • BMS366 Gospel, Culture, and Vocation (3)

  • Field Semester: 6-8 Weeks (3)

    • BMS302 Field Internship (3)

    • BMS312 Global Outreach (3)

Total units required for minor (18)

Prof Publications

Dr. Abner Chou: I Saw the Lord: A Biblical Theology of Vision; Evangelical Exegetical Commentary on Lamentations

Dr. Brian Morley: God in the Shadows: Evil in God’s World

Dr. William Varner: published author since 1984, Dr. Varner has written on a wide variety of biblical topics, including a devotional on the Psalms, a study of the tribes of Israel, a book about the Prophet Elijah, and an additional study of the book of James, Philippians: A Handbook on the Greek Text

Emphasis

  • Bible General
  • Biblical Counseling
  • Biblical Exposition
  • Biblical Languages
  • Christian Education
  • Global Studies
  • Student Ministries
  • Theology

Program Credits

General Education: 40
Major Core Courses: 21
Emphasis/Electives: 47

Sample Course Offerings:

  • Old Testament I, II
  • New Testament I, II
  • Apologetics
  • Theology I, II
  • Jeremiah
  • Romans
  • The Pastoral Epistles
  • The Reformation Era
  • Intertestamental Period

Career Paths

  • Pastor
  • Missionary
  • Biblical Counselor
  • Teacher
  • Worship Leader
  • Editor
  • Author
  • Translator