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School of Biblical Studies

Overview

The Master’s University has developed one of the most influential Biblical Studies programs anywhere in the United States. The School of Biblical Studies stresses the understanding, interpretation, and application of biblical literature. The biblical material is studied in light of its original historical environment so that an authentically biblical understanding is applied to the theological and cultural issues of the modern age.

Why TMU

We aim to assist our students in developing a biblical worldview where the principles and norms derived from the Word of God are applied to the whole of life. Spiritual values are emphasized, and while we stress academic excellence, we also value spiritual growth. Our flexible and innovative curriculum also allows students to be invested in athletics and music, complete studies abroad, and engage in top internship programs.

Our classes are always taught by faculty, not teacher’s assistants. All faculty have a shared commitment to the doctrinal statement outlined here: TMU Doctrinal Statement.

We hold the Word of God as 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 Greek and Hebrew, the context in which it was written, along with a large selection of classes ranging from biblical counseling to the book of Revelation. Our professors are not just equipped scholarly but are heavily involved in their local church and other ministries: practicing what they teach and standing as examples to each student.

Emphases

We offer a number of emphases to our students, allowing them to pursue their specific area of interest while giving them broad exposure to the essentials of biblical studies.

Faculty Profiles

Faculty Profiles

Our Bible faculty have a diversity of expertise, including counseling, Bible backgrounds, archaeology, and church history. Many have contributed to biblical studies through publications, and many have also served the church as pastors, elders, and counselors.

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Study in Israel

Study in Israel

Our semester-long IBEX program allows students to learn the Bible in the land of the Bible for the same price as a semester in California. Students live a short bus ride from Jerusalem and study the events of Scripture in the places where they happened.

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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.

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