MASTER OF ARTS IN BIBLICAL STUDIES
This degree program is designed to prepare students to effectively study the Scriptures in a more in depth and intensive manner pursuit of both academic excellence and spiritual growth. Students in this degree program will also be introduced to biblical studies, church history, systematic theology, biblical languages and apologetics.
Requires 45 credit hours.
Upon completion of this degree, the student will be able to:
· Effectively study the Bible using the skills of observation,interpretation, application and research
· Demonstrate the ability to properly interpret and apply biblical texts using sound hermeneutical principles and exegetical methods.
· Utilize historical geography and relevant ancient cultural contexts in the interpretation of the Old and New Testaments
· Explain the major branches of theology
· Explain the history of the Christian Church from Acts to recent time
· Assess theological issues and contemporary theological developments in light of an orthodox, protestant, evangelical theology