Master of Biblical Studies

The Master of Biblical Studies (MBS) is an academic graduate degree intended to train a student in biblical content, systematic and historical theology, missions, and evangelism. The MBS is designed to develop within the student theological soundness along with appropriate affections for God, His people, and those without Christ. The goal of the MBS is to prepare servant-leaders for an effective support role in the local church and in the work of missions.

The MBS is open to qualified men and women with a baccalau­reate degree or its equivalent from an approved four-year college or university. The MBS may be pursued in residence or through online course offerings. Continuation in the program is based upon maintaining a 2.3 (C+) grade point average. Candidates for the MBS degree must meet all graduation requirements listed in the seminary catalog. Master of Biblical Studies classes transfer into the MDiv program.

MBS Curriculum

Christian Ministry & Communication

Mission & Evangelism

3 credit hours


Biblical Theology & Exegesis


OT elective (i.e. Exposition of OT Narrative)

NT elective (i.e. Exposition of Romans)

9 credit hours




Historical & Systematic Theology

Baptist History & Polity

Theology elective (i.e. Apologetics)

MBS Theology Seminar

9 credit hours




Electives (examples of choices)

Introduction to Biblical Counseling

Greek Grammar 1 & 2

Christ & Salvation

Theological Method, God, & Scripture

15 credit hours





36 credit hours
  1. Applicants must have completed a four-year undergradu­ate degree or its equivalent from an accredited school. Applicants from non-accredited schools will be evaluated on an individual basis.
  2. A minimum college cumulative grade point average of 2.4 (on a 4.0 scale). Applicants with a college cumulative grade point average below 2.4 (on a 4.0 scale) may be accepted on a probationary basis.

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