Biblical Studies, MA

Excellence in bible exposition (34 Credits)

We are committed to the careful teaching and application of God’s inerrant Word in various ministries. That is why we have designed our MA in Biblical Studies to help students excel in interpreting and communicating the biblical text. Whether you’re a pastor looking for graduate training, on the way to an MDiv, or just recently following the call to ministry, this degree will provide you with the essential foundation for preaching or teaching in ministry.

There are no Greek or Hebrew language requirements, and each course is taught by a professor committed to your success not only in the classroom but also in ministry. This 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.

Biblical Studies Program

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.


Preparing you to serve as:

  • Pastor or Youth Pastor
  • Missionary
  • Christian School Teacher
  • Advanced Lay Bible Teacher
  • RESIDENCE
  • LIVESTREAM
  • ONLINE
  • MODULE
  • EVENING FLEX

Residential courses extend over the fall and spring semesters with a two-week break in the middle of each semester. To make them available for distance students, many of these will be live-streamed.

Through these various formats, this degree can be earned without living in the Greenville area. Additionally, all credits in this program may be applied toward the Master of Divinity degree.

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Residential, module, and evening flex classes are occasionally live-streamed, making it possible for students to interact live with a class from anywhere in the world.

Through these various formats, this degree can be earned without living in the Greenville area. Additionally, all credits in this program may be applied toward the Master of Divinity degree.

Online courses allow the convenience of working in an asynchronous program, meaning students do not typically meet at prescribed times; rather, most tasks take place on a week-by-week basis for the entire seven-week period.

Through these various formats, this degree can be earned without living in the Greenville area. Additionally, all credits in this program may be applied toward the Master of Divinity degree.

Module weeks are offered during the Fall and Spring semesters and sometimes during the summer. Each module contains a one-week residency, preceded and followed by six-weeks of distant course work. The one-week in residence is often offered through live-stream as well.

Through these various formats, this degree can be earned without living in the Greenville area. Additionally, all credits in this program may be applied toward the Master of Divinity degree.

Students with day jobs can take classes on Monday and Thursday evenings. Five credits of class can be possible on both Monday and Thursday evening, with two-credit classes meeting for one hour and three-credit classes meeting for two hours. Many of the classes will be live-streamed as well.

Through these various formats, this degree can be earned without living in the Greenville area. Additionally, all credits in this program may be applied toward the Master of Divinity degree.

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