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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 and a comprehensive examination. The program can be completed fully online or residentially. To graduate, a student must earn at least a grade of C- (1.7) in each course, and must 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

  • 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.

Program Requirements


NT502 New Testament 1 — Gospels and Acts

3 Credit Hours

NT504 New Testament 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 Masters 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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