Master 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 and Prerequisites
Major Courses keyboard_arrow_down
Course Number Course Name Units BTS510 Land of the Bible (Graduate) 2 BTS511 Creation and Covenant 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 BTS523 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 BC531 Hermeneutics (Graduate) 2 BTS512 History of the Covenant People 2 BTS500 Introduction to Biblical Studies 2
Research available biblical and theological literature to develop a concise, biblically-supported synthesis of the supernatural and historical origin, the primary purposes, focus, and content outline of each of the 66 books of the biblical canon.
Use correct hermeneutical principles to present a theologically-defensible explanation, interpretation, and application(s) of any given biblical text in its historical and theological dimensions.
Research available biblical and theological literature to construct a detailed biblically-supported analysis of the central theological themes of the Scriptures relating them to the appropriate categories of systematic theology.
Analyze the key presuppositions of selected prevailing worldviews and develop a detailed, biblically-supported comparison of each with the foundational assumptions of a biblical worldview.
Develop thoughtful, defensible responses to prevalent contemporary personal, ecclesiastical, and societal issues which: a. are founded on a biblical worldview, b. make accurate and effective use of the biblical text, and c. are consistent with the principles of systematic theology.
Demonstrate ability to perform and communicate graduate-level biblical research that includes application principles for practical ministry and living where appropriate
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 BL503 Intermediate Greek 2 BTS601 Intermediate Greek Exegesis 2 BTS600 Intermediate Greek 2 BTS603 Intermediate Hebrew Exegesis 2 BTS602 Intermediate Hebrew 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 BTS621 Missions in History 2 BTS620 Missions in the Bible 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 BTS640 Theology of Worship 2 BTS643 Worship Lab 1 MU108 Music Fundamentals 2 BTS641 Worship Design 2 BTS642 Worship Production 2
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 BTS663 Practical Theology 2 BTS662 Research in Theology 2 BTS660 Systematic 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 BTS680 Foundations of Women's Ministry 2 BTS682 Counseling and Discipling Women 2 BMN310 Message Preparation for Women 3 BTS683 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