The PURPOSE of the Master of Arts programs is to offer core and specialized graduate-level education for professional ministry leadership.
The MA curricula integrate an in-depth study of the Bible with basic historical, theological and practical disciplines critical to developing professional skills for ministry in the 21st century.
The Master of Arts in Biblical Studies (60-credit hours) offers students opportunities to strategically and comprehensively study all 66 books of the Bible; learn basic historical, theological, and practical knowledge critical for serving in professional ministry leadership; and experientially explore and practice a broad range of ministry skills.
MABS Objectives include the following:
- To train students in the background and content of all 66 biblical books.
- To equip students to address a wide array of ministerial duties.
- To empower students to prioritize the nurture of their own souls.
- To broaden students’ paradigms through dynamic elective courses.
Graduates of the MABS program will possess the following competencies:
- The student will demonstrate a mastery of the background and content of all 66 biblical books.
- The student will be able to perform a wide array of ministerial duties.
- The student will nurture his or her own soul.
- The student will demonstrate growth and change in the way the her or she perceives the world, the Bible, and ministry.
Frequency of Offering
At least some courses required for the MABS program are offered every fall and spring semester on the main campus, and some core courses are also offered at various remote instructional locations. See the Academic Calendar for specific times and availabilities.