Residential courses extend over the Fall and Spring semesters with a break in the middle of each semester. To make these courses available for distance students, many classes are live-streamed.
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The MA in Biblical Language and Literature is our most advanced MA degree. The program is designed to prepare students for high levels of academic and ministry work, taking spiritually-driven, Christ-centered men and women and making them excellent interpreters of Scripture.The 55 credit 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 40–80 pages as the culmination of your graduate experience.
Students will become competent and experienced in some of the highest levels of theological studies in preparation for teaching, missions, or pastoral ministry. Students become proficient in Greek, Hebrew, biblical theology, systematic theology, and theological research and writing. The degree also positions students well for doctoral work. Students completing the degree may enter directly into the PhD program at BJU Seminary or another school that requires an extensive foundation of graduate work prior to application.
Whether you are preparing for a teaching or preaching ministry or intend to pursue 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 for maximum personal growth and ministry success. And with multiple class options, it is possible to earn this degree without living in the Greenville area.