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 may be completed in residence, online, or through a hybrid of both resident and online classes. Online classes are video live streamed. Click here to learn more about the online program. All Master of Biblical Studies courses can transfer into the MDiv program.

The following courses are offered in the Master of Biblical Studies program.
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Christian Ministry & Communication
6 credit hours
Biblical Theology & Exegesis
15 credit hours
Historical & Systematic Theology
15 credit hours
3 credit hours

39 credit hours

The prerequisites for admission into the Master of Biblical Studies program are the following:

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.The following courses are offered in the Master of Biblical Studies program.

The graduating Master of Biblical Studies student will be able to:

Interpret the biblical text with sound methodological principles and practices.
2. Articulate theology in a manner consistent with the biblical text.
3. Apply a biblical and theological framework to local and global ministry.

See how the MBS curriculum compares with the MTS & MDiv curriculums.
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