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MA Degree – Major in Biblical Studies

The major in the Master of Arts degree is the focused area of study designed to prepare a student for a specific career path or professional goal. Courses in the major define the subject areas of expertise being developed by the student.


Purpose of the Major

To develop in learners skills of analysis, synthesis, critical evaluation, and communication of the Scriptures and related literature to be practiced in Christian service and their own lives.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Learners will engage in analysis, synthesis, and critical evaluations of the Old and New Testaments.
  2. Learners will develop skills of biblical interpretation and apply these skills in the use of biblical commentaries and similar literature in doing graduate level research.
  3. Learners will develop research, writing, and communication skills, producing written papers as a result of graduate level research.
  4. Learners will make applications of the truths learned to their own lives and Christian service.

Major Core Studies – 18 Credits

Major Core Studies form 18 credits of the 33 credits minimum for the MA degree Major in Biblical Studies.

  • NT 515 Introduction to the New Testament
  • OT 514 Introduction to the Old Testament
  • BS 518 Biblical Hermeneutics
  • NT 510 Life and Letters of Paul
  • OT 516 Genesis: In-Depth Study
  • NT 634 The Gospel of John

Program Structure – 33 Credits Minimum

  • RW 001 Trinity Tutorial – 0 credits
  • General Electives – 12 credits
  • M.A. Core Studies – 3 credits
  • Major Core Studies – 18 credits

A minimum of 18 credits must be earned through Trinity.

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