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Master of Arts

Overview

All Master of Arts programs include a sequence of CORE and ELECTIVE 3-credit hour graduate courses designed to cover all 66 books of the Bible over a 2-year course of study offered during two standard semesters per year, with additional in-depth studies of numerous biblical books. The MA programs are available for both FULL-TIME students (registered for 9 or more credit hours per semester), PART-TIME students, and auditors.​​

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Biblical History and Archaeology (MABHA)

60-credit hours

 

The purpose of the MABHA is to offer students opportunities to study under recognized leaders in archaeology and related fields. Students strategically and comprehensively study all 66 books of the Bible; learn basic historical, theological, and practical knowledge critical for serving in professional ministry leadership; and experientially explore basic archaeological history, theories, and methodologies.

 

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Biblical Languages and Culture (MABLC)

54-credit hours

 

The purpose of the MABLC is to offer students opportunities to study all 66 books of the Bible strategically and comprehensively, learn basic historical, theological, and practical knowledge critical for serving in professional ministry leadership, and experientially explore and practice ministry skills related to in-depth knowledge of biblical languages and culture.

 

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Biblical Studies (MABS)

60-credit hours

 

The purpose of the MABS program is to offer students opportunities to strategically and comprehensively study all 66 books of the Bible, learn basic historical, theological, and practical knowledge critical for serving in professional ministry leadership, and experientially explore and practice a broad range of ministry skills. In addition to the general degree option, the following four concentrations are available:

 

Biblical Leadership (MABSBL) for business, government, and other executive professionals, as well as professional and volunteer ministry leaders.

Christian Education (MABSCE) for Christian school administrators and teachers, most likely those teaching in private schools but available to any educator interested in leading/teaching from a strong biblical worldview.

Media Production (MABSMP) for employees or volunteers leading or working in various areas of media production or publishing in businesses, churches, community organizations, schools, etc.

Missions (MABSM) for persons interested in preparation for working in foreign missions.

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Church History and Theology (MACHT)

48-credit hours

 

The purpose of this program is to offer MACHT students opportunities to study all 66 books of the Bible strategically and comprehensively, learn basic historical, theological, and practical knowledge critical for serving in professional ministry leadership, and experientially explore and practice ministry skills related to in-depth knowledge of church history and theology.

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