Master of Arts (Biblical & Theological Studies)

Total credit hours
elective hours
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Tuition per credit hour
Years to completion
3 - 5

Program Description

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 studies and theology or who desire to broaden and deepen their knowledge in these areas.

  • NT502 New Testament Survey 1 - Gospels and Acts
  • NT504 New Testament Survey 2 - Epistles and Revelations
  • NT712 Biblical Hermeneutics
  • OT602 Old Testament Survey 1
  • OT604 Old Testament Survey 2
  • ST506 Systematic Theology 1 - God and Creation
  • ST602 Systematic Theology 2 - Christ and the Church
  • ST604 Systematic Theology 3 - Salvation and Eschatology
  • ST608 Ethics
  • CH502 History of Christianity 1 - Ancient and Medieval Church History
  • CH504 History of Christianity 2 - Reformation to Modern Era
  • AT754 Capstone Course
  • 24 Elective Hours

An MABTS graduate will be able to:
  • 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.
  • Properly interpret the scriptures, articulating the importance of knowledge of the original languages of scripture and an informed hermeneutical method.
  • Faithfully relate the Gospel to their culture and context.

Academic Requirements

  • Accredited bachelor’s/undergraduate degree
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.75
  • Applicants with an unaccredited degree, or whose cumulative GPA falls below 2.75 may still be granted provisional admission. After 12 credits, an academic review will be conducted toward the possibility of full admission (therefore all are encouraged to apply).

Application Process for MABTS

  1. Complete and submit an online application w/ fee.
  2. Please have your college-level transcripts sent officially and directly to Knox Seminary from any and all institutions where you have taken courses for credit.
  3. Please print, fill out, and return your pastoral, academic, and personal reference forms.
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