MBSO

Master of Biblical Studies Online

The Master of Biblical Studies can be completed entirely online. VBTS offers a continuous rotation of select courses from the resident program through a variety of engaging and interactive formats.

Online classes are video live-streamed through VBTS's UStream channel. The online student can watch the lectures live and participate via a chat forum, or the online student can also watch the recordings of the lectures at a later time. In the delivery of these courses, VBTS professors might also employ any of the following methods: discussion forums, peer critiques, directed reading/written assignments, papers, and quizzes. Students log on to Populi, a web-based learning management system, to access any needed resources, participate in the class, and upload any completed assignments.

The following courses are offered in the Master of Biblical Studies program.
Click on each course to learn about its content, professor, requirements, and textbook. 

Christian Ministry & Communication
6 credit hours
Biblical Theology & Exegesis
15 credit hours
Historical & Systematic Theology
15 credit hours
Elective
3 credit hours
Total

39 credit hours

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

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. 

Online students can choose to pursue the Master of Biblical Studies degree at a 2-year or 4-year pace. 

2-YEAR PLAN 4-YEAR PLAN
Summer 2020
OT Introduction
Apologetics
Summer 2020
OT Introduction

Fall 2020
Exp of Romans
Biblical Counseling
Sys Theology 2
Fall 2020
Biblical Counseling
Sys Theology 2

Spring 2021
Sys Theology 3
Herm Systems
Spring 2021
Sys Theology 3

Summer 2021
Mission/Evangelism
NT Introduction
Summer 2021
Mission/Evangelism

Fall 2021
Hermeneutics
Sys Theology 1
Fall 2021
Hermeneutics

Spring 2022
Sys Theology 4
MBS Seminar
Spring 2022
Sys Theology 4

Summer 2022
Apologetics
Fall 2022
Exp of Romans
Spring 2023
Herm Systems
Summer 2023
NT Introduction
Fall 2023
Sys Theology 1
Spring 2024
MBS Seminar

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