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Master of Arts in Biblical Studies



Master of Arts in Biblical Studies

Dr. Thomas A. Halstead, Chairperson

The Master of Arts in Biblical Studies (MABS)

provides Bible training to men and women at the

graduate level. The content of the program is biblical-

theological in nature and emphasizes both proper

interpretation and practical application of Scripture.

The lectures, reading, and homework assignments

can be practically implemented in each student’s life

and ministry immediately. Each course the student

takes will enhance his/her ministry and personal

walk with the Lord. The MABS degree is designed to

help people study, explain, and apply Scripture more

effectively in their own lives and in their churches.


The Master of Arts in Biblical Studies (MABS) is

designed for men and women who want to grow in

their knowledge of God’s Word but are not able to

take a traditional semester-oriented course of study.

We are looking for men and women, elders, deacons,

deaconesses, women’s ministry workers, etc., who

seek some formal academic training in the Bible.

Our core classes are offered in the summer, so that

students can maintain their full-time jobs and yet take

time off in the summer to study and grow.


The MABS degree is a 39 unit, non-conventional

curriculum. There are 12 core courses (24 units)

offered on campus for three weeks each summer.

Up to two weeks of classes can be taken each July,

allowing students to complete their classroom work

in three summers. Each week consists of two blocks

of two unit classes. Each core course is divided into

three parts: extensive pre-session assignments; a one-

week, in-session lecture; and additional post-session



In addition to the 24 core course units, there are 15

units of Directed Study classes (a combination of

practicum and elective courses) that a student must

complete in order to graduate. These 15 elective/

practicum units are completed online through a

directed study format (to be completed during the

fall and spring terms).


Any student enrolled in 8 units or more is considered

to be “full-time” status for the Master of Arts in

Biblical Studies. A student must be enrolled in at

least 4 units of graduate level classes to achieve

“part-time” status.


Another unique feature of this program is the

opportunity for students to study abroad in Israel,

Turkey and Greece, taking courses that can be applied

to their MABS degree. Details on this opportunity

can be obtained by calling the MABS Administrative



Registration for MABS summer courses are available

online on March 1st to each student who has already

been accepted into the program. Registration for fall

courses begins July 1st and spring courses on No-

vember 1st. Registration allows the student to make

housing and meal plan reservations for the summer

term. Housing and meal plans are available for the

student, his or her spouse, and children.


In order to facilitate research from off-campus

locations, the college library provides remote access

to many of The Master’s College’s online databases.

This access allows students to search the available

databases from any computer off campus that has an

internet connection. Currently The Master’s College

has over 20 databases available with remote access.

Students are welcome to contact the library directly

if they need help with their research.

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 12 core classes (2

units each), 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