B.A. Biblical Studies
DEVELOPING WISDOM. ESTABLISHING CONVICTIONS. PRODUCING LEADERS.
At The Master’s University, we hold the Word of God to be 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 studying Greek and Hebrew as well as the historical and cultural context of each passage. Our students also take classes in theology, biblical counseling, and individual books of Scripture. All of our faculty and staff affirm our full doctrinal statement, which has remained essentially unchanged since our founding. We believe and teach:
- • The inerrancy of the Bible,
- • the tri-unity of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
- • the total depravity of man,
- • the necessity of salvation by grace alone through faith alone,
- • and the coming earthly kingdom of Christ.
Explore our biblical counseling resources, including the Care of Souls Conference, observation videos, The Women’s Hope Podcast, and recommended books:
B.A. Biblical Studies degrees are accredited 4-year undergraduate degree programs offered on-campus in Santa Clarita. There are five emphases offered. Each of these emphases is designed to prepare students for future ministry as teachers, missionaries, and church leaders, as well as for graduate and professional study. Some general education and bible programs may be taken through TMU Online. Students may also complete a major in any field at TMU along with a minor in Bible. Students may also complete required classes in the TMU IBEX Israel Semester or in the TMU Italy Summer Program.
Sample CoursesView Sample 4-Year Plan
A study of the grammar of the Hebrew language, as well as the translation of selected passages of the Old Testament.
Theology of Man & Sin
An in-depth study of the creation, characteristics, and composition of human nature, the origin and nature of sin, and contemporary issues in theological anthropology and hamartiology.
This course will discuss the key theological presuppositions that determine the nature of interpretation and drive one’s theological method. A particular emphasis will be placed on the practical implementation of these ideas in various genres with a view to making solid applications.
Theological Basis of Biblical Counseling
A consideration of the theological realities that form the basis of a proper approach to counseling. Special emphasis is given to the nature of God and of man (unfallen and fallen), a biblical definition of the image of God, the nature of sin, the realities of regeneration and progressive sanctification, the concept of “the flesh” (old man/new man), an understanding of the heart/mind as used in Scripture, and the place of the local church in the ministry of counseling.
Minors in addition to Biblical Studies
Most students will complete a minor in Biblical Studies by default by completing the 24 units in their GE classes and upper-division requirements across 4 years at TMU. In addition to their major, students can also complete a minor in any of these programs by completing the required 15-27 units, depending on the minor: Accounting, Biblical Studies, Biology, Business Administration, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, History, Global Studies, Kinesiology & Physical Education, Mathematics, Music, and/or Political Studies.
I have been finished with my Bible classes for over a year now and there has not been a day that I am not thankful for how great an education I received... As much as I have learned from the classes, I have learned so much more from the professors. Their lives as examples of men who want nothing but to serve Christ have been the most impactful thing to me during my time at The Master's University. They have taught me lessons about life and ministry that no book could ever teach, and because of that I will always be indebted to them.Stevie Noch ‘15
Next Steps: Applying
Since 1927, the mission of The Master’s University is to empower students for a life of enduring commitment to Christ, biblical fidelity, moral integrity, intellectual growth, and lasting contribution to the Kingdom of God worldwide.
- Required statement of faith and pastoral recommendation
- 3.6 GPA average for new applications
All faculty share in the commitment to empower students for a life of enduring commitment to Christ, biblical fidelity, moral integrity, intellectual growth, and lasting contribution to the Kingdom of God worldwide.
Study & Serve Abroad - IBEX
Study the Bible for a full semester in the land where the Bible was written.
Study & Serve Abroad - Italy
Spend 6 weeks studying language, art and culture in Florence.
GO! Global Outreach
Opportunities for students to serve overseas through short-term mission trips. We connect them with our Missionary Alumni and other agencies.
Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling
Hybrid program that trains men and women to counsel the most serious issues in life with God’s sufficient Word under the authority of the local church
The Master’s Seminary
The Master’s Seminary offers graduate-level biblical, theological, and professional education designed to equip men for effectiveness in local church ministry.