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.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. 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.

MBS Curriculum

Christian Ministry & Communication

Mission & Evangelism

Introduction to Biblical Counseling

 6 credit hours


Biblical Theology & Exegesis

Exposition of Romans


Hermeneutical Systems

Old Testament Introduction

New Testament Introduction

15 credit hours




Historical & Systematic Theology

Theological Method, God, & Scripture

Man, Sin, & Holy Spirit

Christ & Salvation

Church & End Times

MBS Theology Seminar

15 credit hours






3 credit hours 


39 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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