The Master of Arts (Biblical and Theological Studies): Old Testament Track is an academic degree program designed for persons who intend to pursue further graduate religious studies in Biblical exegesis and theology or who desire to broaden and deepen their knowledge in these areas. Students in this specialization will concentrate on the exegesis of the Old Testament Hebrew text.
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution or the educational equivalent is required.
The Master of Arts (Biblical and Theological Studies): Old Testament Track requires completion of a total of 60 credit hours and a comprehensive examination. To graduate, a student must earn at least a grade of C- (1.7) in each course, must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale), and must undergo Cross-Cultural Field Education.
Upon successful completion, the student is awarded the Master of Arts (Biblical and Theological Studies) degree.
A graduate of the MA (Biblical and Theological Studies) program at Knox will:
• Effectively communicate Christ and His gospel throughout the entirety of Scripture.
• Be increasingly transformed by the gospel and grow in desire and competence for sharing that gospel with others.
• Articulate the centrality of the gospel for every aspect of Christian life and ministry.
• Thoughtfully exegete their culture and understand the Christian’s responsibility to participate in God’s work of making all things new.
• Faithfully work with the original languages of the Scriptures for theological and pastoral work.
Total Semester Hours: 60
FALL 1 15 Hours / Credits:
SPRING 1 15 Hours / Credits:
SUMMER 1 0 Hours / Credits:
FALL 2 16 Hours / Credits:
SPRING 2 14 Hours / Credit
Note: This schedule is a proposed sequence of study. Some students may require more than two years to complete this program.