Biblical Studies, MA

Excellence in Bible Exposition

Newly structured: 34 credits, 100% online or residential. Advanced modules, evening flex classes, and livestream class options are available as well.

The MA in Biblical Studies is a flexible degree program for students who desire advanced education in the theology of the Bible with a goal of strengthening the student’s ability to carefully exegete and teach the text. The program includes 23 hours of biblical introduction and theological studies, 5 hours of hermeneutics and sermon/lesson preparation, and 6 hours of biblical counseling.

This degree has no Greek or Hebrew language requirements. All credits in this MA program may be applied toward the Master of Divinity degree.


At BJU Seminary we are committed to the careful teaching of the authoritative Word of God and the application of the Word in various ministries. That is why we have designed our MA in Biblical Studies to focus on excellence in the interpretation of the biblical text and the communication of that text. Whether you’re a pastor without a graduate degree, on the way to an MDiv, or just recently following the call to full-time communication of the Word, this degree will provide you with the essential foundation for preaching or teaching in any of the following ways:

  • Pastor
  • Youth pastor
  • Missionary
  • Christian school teacher
  • Advanced lay Bible teacher


Life is very busy for a committed pastor or a faithful layperson, and the idea of enrolling in a degree program may seem daunting in terms of time commitment and academic difficulty. While our seminary seeks a high standard of excellence, we also want the MA in Biblical Studies to be as accessible as possible for our students. All of the courses are offered either in residence or online. Furthermore, each course is taught by a professor who is committed to helping you succeed in the classroom as well in your ministry.


Each student will be able to:
  • Articulate and defend Christian doctrine in an organized fashion.
  • Analyze and critique theories that challenge the divine origin and inerrancy of Scripture.
  • Exposit Scripture using principles of sound biblical interpretation.