Master of Arts in Biblical Studies

The goal of the teacher is to reveal Jesus in his fullness to the Church, the way to God, the truth to believe and know, the source of life now and for eternity.

The Master of Arts (Biblical Studies) is designed primarily for those who anticipate a teaching ministry in Bible but are not directed toward ordination and the pastorate. It is a two-year, full-time programme for university degree holders which serves as a stepping stone toward the Ph.D. at many institutions.  Rigorous preparation in biblical languages, extensive training in exegesis, and understanding the essential doctrines of the church prepares the student to succeed in the calling to teach and to serve the church through research in Biblical studies.  Preparation in a worshipful and caring community ensures a holistic approach to learning.

Students enrolled in this programme can choose to focus on either the Hebrew or Greek language and exegesis concentrations.

Prerequisites for Programme Admission

Academic Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Bible College
  • Applicants with a Polytechnic degree may apply to do a 32 credit unit bridging programme to qualify for admission. Please click here for more detail.

English Language Minimum Requirements

  • ‘A’ Level: B4
  • TOEFL: 550 (PBT)/213 (CBT)/80 (IBT)
  • IELTS:  6.0

General Requirements

  • At least 24 years old
  • Christian for at least 2 years
  • Evidence of involvement in ministry
  • Evidence of call to ministry and service
  • Endorsement by church leadership

Graduation Requirements

  • Completion of 65 credit hours of studies
    including field education
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5

Curriculum

Year 1
First Semester
Credit Hours
Old Testament Foundations
3
Hermeneutics
3
Biblical Greek I or Biblical Hebrew I
3
Survey of Church History
3
Introduction to Christian Spirituality
3
Field Education
1
Research and Writing (non-credited requirement)
16
Second Semester
Credit Hours
Old Testament Studies I
3
Biblical Greek II or Biblical Hebrew II
3
New Testament Foundations
2
Systematic Theology I
3
Missiological Perspectives
3
Homiletics I
3
Field Education
1
18
Year 2
First Semester
Credit Hours
Old Testament Studies II
3
New Testament Studies I
3
New Testament Exegesis I or Old Testament Exegesis I
3
Systematic Theology II
3
Elective
3
Field Education
1
16
Second Semester
Credit Hours
Old Testament Studies III
3
New Testament Studies II
3
New Testament Studies III
2
New Testament Exegesis II or Old Testament Exegesis II
3
Systematic Theology III
3
Field Education
1
15

Note: Course offerings are subject to change.