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MABS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

All MABS students are required to earn a 3.0 GPA or better for each term they are enrolled in the program. The MABS

curriculum includes 15 core classes (2 units each), 12 of which are taken on campus over the course of three to six years.

The core units consist of the following courses:

BTS500 Introduction to Biblical Studies.................................2

BTS501 Hermeneutics...............................................................2

BTS511 Creation and Covenant...............................................2

BTS512 History of the Covenant People.................................2

BTS513 Prophecy and Prophets in Context............................2

BTS515 Worship and Wisdom.................................................2

BTS521 Historical Background of the N.T.............................2

BTS522 Life, Ministry, and Theology of Christ......................2

BTS523 Life, Ministry and Theology of Paul..........................2

BTS524 Theology of General Epistles and Revelation..........2

BTS551 Central Themes in Biblical Theology........................2

BTS571 Contemporary Issues in Theology.............................2

BTS572 Seminary in Applied Biblical Studies.........................2

One of the following:

BTS510 Land of the Bible (2)

IBEX570 Physical Geography of Israel (2)

One of the following:

BTS520 Early Church and the Book of Acts (2)

BTS530 Religion and Culture of Turkey and Greece (2)

Electives............................................................................................6

Total units required for degree.....................................................36

PREREQUISITE REQUIREMENTS

It is highly recommended that a student’s undergraduate program be strong in a liberal arts emphasis, including courses

in literature, history, and philosophy. Their bachelor’s degree must be from an accredited college or university (official

transcript required). They must have completed their baccalaureate program with a cumulative grade point average

(CUM GPA) of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale for all undergraduate work. While students will not be required to have

completed an undergraduate major in Biblical Studies, they will be required to demonstrate a threshold level of biblical

and theological knowledge in order to be admitted to the program. This requirement can be satisfied by either of the

following:

Complete 24 semester units of undergraduate coursework in biblical studies with a GPA of at least 3.0 that

includes at least 6 units of New Testament (N.T.), 6 units of Old Testament (O.T.), and 6 units of Christian

Theology.

Complete a three-part comprehensive entrance examination in O.T., N.T., and Christian Theology to certify a

level of theological knowledge necessary for graduate study. One must earn at least a 70% on the exam to pass.

GUIDELINES FOR 24 UNITS

1.

The 24 semester units of undergraduate coursework in biblical studies with a GPA of at least a 3.0, required as a

prerequisite to the MABS program, must be from a school accredited by an accreditation service accepted by The

Master’s University Registrar’s Office.

2.

There are certain schools which are unaccredited but are accepted by special agreement with the registrar. These

schools will also be accepted for prerequisite units by the Registrar’s Office.

3.

Prerequisite units taken at schools that are not accepted by the Registrar’s Office will not be accepted. Instead,

the student must take the MABS Entrance Exam.

ADVANCED STANDING

Any graduate from TMU’s undergraduate Biblical Studies major program who has earned at least 36 units of Bible will

be allowed a maximum of 6 units of advanced standing in the program. Students from other accredited institutions with

at least 36 units in Bible may also apply for advanced standing. Advanced standing is not guaranteed but will be decided

on an individual basis at the discretion of the chairperson of the Biblical Studies Department. Students awarded

advanced standing will be waived from 6 units of electives, therefore only requiring 30 units to graduate with a Master

of Arts in Biblical Studies.

TRANSFER CREDIT POLICY

Students transferring credits from The Master’s Seminary will be allowed a maximum of 20 credits for courses with

goals and objectives that correspond with the overall goals of the MABS program. A student transferring from another

graduate program will be allowed credit for a maximum of 6 credits for courses that correspond to those offered in the