2023-2024 Catalog

 

Biblical and Theological Studies - M.A.

Entry Requirements

Required Undergraduate GPA: 2.75

Required competencies for admission:

  • 6 hours of undergraduate coursework in Bible: Old Testament Survey and New Testament Survey.
  • 3 hours of undergraduate coursework in Theology.
  • 6 hours of undergraduate coursework in Greek for the Greek Bible Specialization.
  • 6 hours of undergraduate coursework in Hebrew for the Hebrew Bible Specialization.
  • 3 hours of undergraduate coursework in Philosophy for the Christian Thought specialization. 

 

Requirements (36 credits)

Core (12 credits)

THE-500Christian Doctrine

3

BIL-510Biblical Hermeneutics

3

REL-510History of the Global Christian Church

3

REL-501Formation in Christian Practices

1

REL-502Formation through Spiritual Direction

1

Choose two of the following concentrations

Biblical Theology (12 credits)

BIL-525Biblical Theology and Themes

3

REL-555Practical Theology of Ministry

3

THE-570Christology

3

-Choose one of the following courses that is not required in your other concentration:

BIL-588Special Topics in Old Testament

3

BIL-590Special Topics in New Testament

3

Christian Thought (12 credits)

 
REL-531American Christianity

2 to 3

THE-570Christology

3

REL-650Sociology of Religion

3

PHL-660Ethics and Society

3

Greek Bible (12 credit)

GRE-500Greek Grammar

3

GRE-523Intermediate Greek I

3

GRE-524Intermediate Greek II

3

BIL-590Special Topics in New Testament

3

Hebrew Bible (12 credits)

HBR-500Hebrew Grammar

3

HBR-523Intermediate Hebrew I

3

HBR-524Intermediate Hebrew II

3

BIL-588Special Topics in Old Testament

3

Near Eastern Studies (12 credits)

BIL-581Historical Contexts of Scripture

3

NES-580Archaeology of Syria-Palestine

3 to 6

NES-585Faith and Politics of the Modern Middle East

3

-Choose one of the following courses that is not required in your other concentration:

BIL-588Special Topics in Old Testament

3

BIL-590Special Topics in New Testament

3

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