Masters of Arts, Biblical Studies
The Master’s University Master of Arts in Biblical Studies (MABS) is a fully online graduate Bible degree with no on-campus requirements. This program provides a systematic graduate-level study of the various sections of the Old and New Testaments. It also includes an examination of the major categories of Christian Theology, with particular focus on their application to current societal issues.
Students in the MABS program will have five emphases to choose from where students will develop a more advanced understanding of the application of biblical truth particularly relevant to their gifts and Ministry. The five emphases are:
Music and Worship
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**Major courses are $450 per unit. This cost does not include the required general education and elective coursework
Major Courses and Prerequisites
Major Courses keyboard_arrow_down
Course Number Course Name Units 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 New Testament 2 BTS520 Early Church and Book of Acts 2 BTS522 Life, Ministry, & Theology of Christ 2 BTS524 Letters and Theology of Paul 2 BTS524 Theology of Hebrews & General Epistles 2 BTS550 Central Themes of Biblical Theology 2 BTS571 Contemporary Issues in Theology 2
A student must demonstrate they have completed 18 Units of Bible and Theology course at the undergraduate level. If they are unable to or fall short in meeting that requirement, they may meet the requirement by taking the courses listed below or by taking a three-part comprehensive entrance exam.
Course Title Units B101 Old Testament Survey 1 3 B102 Old Testament Survey 2 3 B201 New Testament Survey 1 3 B202 New Testament Survey 2 3 BTH321 Christian Theology 1 3 BTH322 Christian Theology 2 3
A student may also choose to test out of the 18 units by taking our comprehensive three-part entrance examination in the Old Testament, New Testament, and Christian Theology. This will certify a level of theological knowledge necessary for graduate study. The student must get a grade of 70 or higher in each section to pass that section. A student may pass just 1 section and be exempt from that course work requirement.
Here is the study guide for the entrance exam. (http://www.masters.edu/media/868647/study-guide-for-mabs-exam.pdf)
What You Will Learn
Biblical Languages keyboard_arrow_down
Students seeking an emphasis in Biblical Languages will conduct an advanced study of Greek and Hebrew grammar and exegetical methods leading to more accurate interpretation of scripture.
Course Number Course Name Units 999 Intermediate Greek 2 999 Intermediate Greek Exegesis 2 999 Intermediate Hebrew 2 999 Intermediate Hebrew Exegesis 2
Missions Emphasis keyboard_arrow_down
Students earning the Missions emphasis will be equipped to understand, support, and participate in the mission of God through the local church and around the world..
Course Number Course Name Units 999 Missions in History 2 999 Missions in the Bible 2 999 Missions in the Local Church 2 999 Missions in the World 2
Music and Worship keyboard_arrow_down
The emphasis in Music and Worship is designed to enrich the life of the church. Students will learn to design, produce, and lead theologically sound worship services.
Course Number Course Name Units 999 Theology of Worship 2 999 Music Administration 2 999 Music Leadership 2 999 Worship Lab 1 unit per lab
Theological Studies keyboard_arrow_down
Students earning a Theological Studies emphasis will explore a deeper defense of challenges to biblical doctrine, conduct research, and explore practical application of theology.
Course Number Course Name Units BTS660 Systematic Theology 2 BTS662 Research in Theology 2 BTS662 Practical Theology 2 BTS661 Theological Apologetics 2
Women's Ministry keyboard_arrow_down
The emphasis in Women’s Ministry prepares women to lead and design unique ministry opportunities for other women which will deepen and enrich the the spiritual life of the church.
Course Number Course Name Units 999 Foundations of Women's Ministry 2 999 Message Preparation for Women 2 999 Counseling and Discipling Women 2 999 Women in Church History 2
Faith in Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior
Sealed official College transcripts
2.75 or higher undergraduate GPA
The student must demonstrate one of the following
a. 18 units of Bible and Theology course work completed at the undergraduate level OR,
b. By completing a three-part comprehensive entrance examination.