Masters Program

Masters of Biblical Studies

The Master of Biblical Studies is designed for those who desire to enhance ministry or teach at a college level. A bachelor’s degree from a generally recognized college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. The program requires 57 hours including a Biblical Studies core, Bible, theology, historical studies and general electives with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0. The courses are normally completed in four years. Students are grouped into cohorts in a module format. Objectives of the program include a general knowledge of the Bible, a core understanding of a theology that is Biblical and a Biblical hermeneutic. Students are instructed in the methods of research and writing as well as the art of communication.

Biblical Studies Core 21
Bible 12
Theology 12
Historical Studies 3
General Electives 9
Total 57
Biblical Studies Core 21
BIN500 Introduction to Hermeneutics 3
BIN501 Introduction to the Bible 3
RES501 Research Methods and Writing 3
BIN517 Apologetics 3
THE611 Contemporary Theological Issues 3
BSO500 Introduction to Old Testament 3
BSN500 Introduction to New Testament 3
Bible 12
BSO546 Isaiah 3
BSO655 Special Study in Old Testament 3
BSN555 Pastoral Epistles 3
BSN656 Special Study in New Testament 3
Theology 12
THE501 Theology 1 3
THE502 Theology 2 3
THE603 Theology 3 3
THE604 Theology 4 3
Historical Studies 3
HIS500 Church History 3
General Electives 9
MIN520 Principles of Biblical Leadership 3
MIN634 Teaching Bible 3
CMN530 Issues in Counseling 3
Total Program Credit Hours 57

The Master of Biblical Studies  with a Ministry Minor is designed for those who desire to enhance ministry or teach at a college level. A bachelor’s degree from a generally recognized college or university with a minimum of GPA of 3.0 is required. The program requires 48 hours including a Biblical Studies core, Bible, theology, historical studies and general electives with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0. The courses are normally completed in four years. Students are grouped in to cohorts in a module format. Objectives of the program include a general knowledge of the Bible, and a core understanding of a theology based upon a biblical hermeneutic. Students are instructed in the methods of research and writing as well as the art of communication.

Biblical Studies Core 15
Bible 6
Theology 12
Historical Studies 3
Ministry Studies 9
General Studies 3
Total 48
Biblical Studies Core 15
BIN500 Introduction to Hermeneutics 3
BIN501 Introduction to the Bible 3
BSO500 Introduction to Old Testament 3
BSN500 Introduction to New Testament 3
BIN517 Apologetics 3
Bible 6
BSO655 Special Study in Old Testament (Daniel)* 3
BSN656 Special Study in New Testament (Acts) 3
Theology 12
THE501 Theology 1 3
THE502 Theology 2 3
THE603 Theology 3 3
THE604 Theology 4 3
Historical Studies 3
HIS500 Church History* 3
Ministry Studies 33
MIN520 Principles of Biblical Leadership* 3
MIN634 Creative Bible Teaching* 3
CMN531 Introduction to Biblical Counseling* 3
General Studies 3
RES501 Research Methods & Writing 3
Total Program Credit Hours 48

(*Denotes courses in Ministry Minor)

The Master of Biblical Counseling is designed for those who desire to enhance ministry or teach at a college level with a focus in the area of counseling. A bachelor’s degree from a generally recognized college or university with a minimum of GPA of 3.0 is required. The program requires 60 hours including Bible, Theology, Hermeneutics, Research Methods and counseling related courses with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0. The courses are normally completed in four years. Students are grouped in to cohorts in a module format. Objectives of the program include a general knowledge of the Bible, a core of counseling classes, and an understanding of a theology that is biblical. Students are instructed in the methods of research and writing as well as the art of communication.

Biblical Studies Core 27
Counseling Studies 33
General Electives 9
Total 60
Biblical Studies Core 21
BIN500 Introduction to Hermeneutics 3
BSO500 Introduction to Old Testament 3
BSN500 Introduction to New Testament 3
BIN517 Apologetics 3
THE501 Theology 1 3
THE502 Theology 2 3
THE603 Theology 3 3
THE604 Theology 4 3
General Studies 3
RES501 Research Methods and Writing 3
Counseling Studies 33
CMN531 Introduction to Biblical Counseling 3
CMN532 The Dynamics of Biblical Change 3
CMN534 The Process of Biblical Counseling 3
CMN536 The History and Analysis of Ministry Systems 3
CMN651 Marriage & Family Counseling 3
CMN653 Biblical Counseling and Theology 3
CMN655 Cross-Culture Counseling 3
CMN657 Biblical Counseling and Medical Issues 3
CMN659 Counseling Issues & Procedures 3
CMN660 Counseling Case Studies, Observation; Counseling Practicum 6
Total Program Credit Hours 60

The Master of Biblical Counseling is designed for those who desire to enhance ministry or teach at a college level with a focus in the area of counseling. A bachelor’s degree from a generally recognized college or university with a minimum of GPA of 3.0 is required. The program requires 60 hours including Bible, Theology, Hermeneutics, Research Methods and counseling related courses with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0. The courses are normally completed in four years. Students are grouped in to cohorts in a module format. Objectives of the program include a general knowledge of the Bible, a core of counseling classes, and an understanding of a theology that is biblical. Students are also instructed in the methods of research and writing as well as the art of communication.

Biblical Studies Core 15
Bible 3
Theology 12
Counseling Studies 15
General Studies 3
Total 48
Biblical Studies Core 15
BIN500 Introduction to Hermeneutics 3
BIN501 Introduction to the Bible 3
BSO500 Introduction to Old Testament 3
BSN500 Introduction to New Testament 3
BIN517 Apologetics 3
Bible 3
BSN656 Special Study in New Testament (Acts) 3
Theology 12
THE501 Theology 1 3
THE502 Theology 2 3
THE603 Theology 3 3
THE604 Theology 4 3
General Studies 3
RES501 Research Methods & Writing 3
Counseling Studies 33
CMN653 Biblical Counseling and Theology* 3
MIN649 Common Issues in Biblical Counseling* 3
CMN531 Introduction to Biblical Counseling* 3
CMN660 Counseling Practicum* 6
Total Program Credit Hours 48

(*Denotes courses in Ministry Minor)

The Master of Biblical Studies with an Education Minor is designed for those who desire to enhance their teaching ministry at church in a Christian School, or in a Christian College. A bachelor’s degree from a generally recognized college or university with a minimum of GPA of 3.0 is required. The program requires 48 hours including a Biblical Studies core, bible, theology, and educational courses with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0. The courses are normally completed in four years. Students are grouped in to cohorts in a module format. Objectives of the program include a general knowledge of the Bible, a core understanding of a theology based upon a biblical hermeneutic, and a fundamental understanding of education based upon biblical principles. Students are instructed in the methods of research and writing as well as the art of communication.

Biblical Studies Core 15
Bible 3
Theology 12
Education 15
General Studies 3
Total 48
Biblical Studies Core 15
BIN500 Introduction to Hermeneutics 3
BIN501 Introduction to the Bible 3
BSO500 Introduction to Old Testament 3
BSN500 Introduction to New Testament 3
BIN517 Apologetics 3
Bible 3
BSN656 Special Study in New Testament (Acts) 3
Theology 12
THE501 Theology 1 3
THE502 Theology 2 3
THE603 Theology 3 3
THE604 Theology 4 3
General Studies 3
RES501 Research Methods & Writing 3
Education 33
EDU634 Creative Bible Teaching* 3
EDU601 Foundational Instructional Strategies* 3
EDU611 Learning Styles and Teaching Methods* 3
EDU556 Introduction to Biblical Counseling* 6
Optional Electives (NOT REQUIRED)
EDU566 Educational Ministries in the Local Church 3
EDU621 Bible Backgrounds 3
EDU631 Understanding and Teaching the Parable of Jesus 3
MIN520 Principles of Biblical Leadership 3
Total Program Credit Hours 48

(*Denotes courses in Ministry Minor)