Master of Arts (Biblical and Theological Studies)
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Master of Arts: Biblical and Theological Studies

Program Outline

Residential and Knox Online Track

The Master of Arts (Biblical and Theological Studies) 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.

Academic Requirements for Admission

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution or the educational equivalent is required.

Academic Requirements for Completion

The Master of Arts (Biblical and Theological Studies) requires completion of a total of 60 credit hours. To graduate, a student must earn at least a grade of C- (1.7) in each course and have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale).

Upon successful completion, the student is awarded the Master of Arts (Biblical and Theological Studies) degree.

Learning Outcomes

A graduate of the MA (Biblical and Theological Studies) program at Knox will:

  • Articulate the Gospel message of salvation by grace through faith in Christ alone.

  • Explain the inspiration and authority of all of Scripture and its relationship to the Gospel.

  • Articulate the relationship of the gospel to sanctification in the life of the believer.

  • Demonstrate the relationship of biblical studies, systematic theology, and historical theology in articulating a thoughtful and coherent theological framework.

  • Articulate the importance of the knowledge of the original languages of scripture.

  • Faithfully relate the Gospel to their culture and context.

Program Requirements


NT502 New Testament Survey 1 — Gospels and Acts

3 Credit Hours

NT504 New Testament Survey 2 — Epistles and Revelation

3 Credit Hours

NT712 Biblical Hermeneutics

3 Credit Hours

OT602 Old Testament Survey 1

3 Credit Hours

OT604 Old Testament Survey 2

3 Credit Hours


ST506 Systematic Theology 1 — God and Creation

3 Credit Hours

ST602 Systematic Theology 2 — Christ and the Church

3 Credit Hours

ST604 Systematic Theology 3 — Salvation and Eschatology

3 Credit Hours

ST608 Ethics

3 Credit Hours


CH502 History of Christianity 1 — Ancient and Medieval Church History

3 Credit Hours

CH504 History of Christianity 2 — Reformation to Modern Era

3 Credit Hours


ME702 The Missional Church

3 Credit Hours



Student Testimonial

“My experience with Knox Online has been very positive.  I am a full-time pastor and stay-at-home dad, so a program that allows me to finish my master’s degree from home is perfect.  I don’t feel cheated from not being in the actual classroom because the recorded lectures bring the classroom to me.  The forums allow me to interact with other students, so that we can learn and grow together.  I would highly recommend Knox Online for those who want to pursue their higher education, but also want the flexibility to continue to do what God has called them to do.” –Ryan Reveley

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