Biblical Language and Literature, MA

For High Distinction in Biblical Exposition

55 credits, which includes one credit that is taken at the beginning of the program in Theological Research and three credits of work to write a master’s thesis of 40-50 pages as the culmination of your graduate experience.

The MA in Biblical Language and Literature prepares students for the highest level of academic and ministry work, taking spiritually-driven, Christ-centered men and women and making them excellent interpreters of Scripture.

Courses are taught in residential, online, advanced modules, and evening flex classes. Many of the residential, advanced modules, and evening flex classes are live-streamed as well.

Overview

The MA in Biblical Language and Literature is a new degree program designed to provide students with the highest levels of experience and competence in biblical studies for teaching, missions, or pastoral ministry. Students become proficient in Greek, Hebrew, biblical theology, systematic theology, theological research and writing. Besides serving to equip the student for vigorous and competent preaching or teaching ministry, the degree is also intended to prepare the student for doctoral work. Students completing the degree may apply to enter the PhD program either at BJU Seminary or at another school that requires a solid foundation of graduate work prior to application.

WHY?

Our newest, most advanced MA degree is offered in a flexible format which allows you to take many of the courses online or as one-week seminars. Whether you are preparing for an in-depth teaching or preaching ministry or have your sight set on a terminal degree, the MA in Language and Literature will sharpen your skills of biblical exposition, theological research and writing, and use of biblical languages, equipping you with a high level of capability for maximum growth and success.

OBJECTIVES

Each student will be able to:
  • Articulate and defend Christian doctrine apologetically from the text of Scripture.
  • Translate the Bible from the original languages of Greek and Hebrew.
  • Write on a scholarly level in the field of biblical studies.

The MA in Biblical Language and Literature is 55 credit hours of academic work. These hours include 1 credit in Theological Research that you will take at the beginning of the program. They also include 3 credits of work to write a master’s thesis of 40–50 pages as the culmination of your graduate experience.