Masters Program

Master of Biblical Studies

The Master of Biblical Studies (MABS) is designed for those who desire to enhance ministry effectiveness or teach Bible and ministry courses at the college level. Program objectives include (1) an overall knowledge of the Bible and (2) a core understanding of theology based on a biblical hermeneutic. In addition, students develop research and writing abilities and acquire skills in expository preaching/teaching. Entry into the MABS program requires a bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Each MABS student must complete forty-eight credit hours and maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.5. MABS students normally complete the degree in four years. They are grouped in cohorts, taking courses in seven-day modules twice per year.

Biblical Studies 27
Theology 12
Ministry 6
General Studies 3
Total 48
Biblical Studies 27
Introduction to Hermeneutics 3
Grand Narrative of Scripture 3
Old Testament Historical Books 3
Old Testament Poetic & Prophetic Books 3
Life of Christ 3
Acts & Great Commission Ministry 3
Pauline Epistles I: Romans and Galatians 3
Pauline Epistles II: The Remaining Pauline Epistles 3
General Epistles: Hebrew through Revelation 3
Theology 12
Theology I: Prolegomena, Bibliology, Theology Proper, & Angelology 3
Theology II: Christology & Pneumatology 3
Theology III: Anthropology, Hamartiology, & Soteriology 3
Theology IV: Ecclesiology & Eschatology 3
Ministry 6
Biblical Leadership for Great Commission Ministry 3
Foundations of Expository Preaching/
Exegetical Teaching Methods (for women students)
General Studies 3
Research Methods & Writing 3
Total Program Credit Hours 48