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Biblical Languages, M.A.

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Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary offers the Masters of Arts Biblical Languages (MABL) to enable students to interpret the biblical text from the original languages. It will prepare students for faithful interpretation of Scripture in various ministry settings, and for advanced academic study of the Biblical languages beyond the Master of Divinity degree. The MABL degree is completed normally within two years of full-time enrollment.

Admissions Requirements

The MA Biblical Languages presupposes undergraduate preparation in biblical, theological, and ministry studies from an accredited institution. Students must have completed 6 hours of theological studies and 6 hours of ministry studies, as well as 6 hours in New Testament (including survey), 6 hours in Old Testament (including survey), and 6 hours of Biblical Greek in their undergraduate coursework to be admitted into this program. Students who lack any of the necessary foundational coursework may take the appropriate remedial courses at SEBTS. Courses taken as prerequisites cannot also be used in the MABL degree requirements. Applicants for this degree program must meet these and all other normal application requirements for admission to Southeastern.

Master of Arts (Biblical Languages) Degree Requirements

Master of Arts Biblical Languages students must complete 7 semester hours of core studies and 39 semester hours of Biblical Language Requirements for a total of 46 semester hours of credit. Students must maintain an overall GPA of 2.0 or better to be eligible for graduation.

MA Core - 7 Hours

MABL Selectives - 12 Hours

  • Choose any GRK**** or HEB**** graduate level courses (6500 level or above). 12 semester hr(s).

Total Hours - 46

*Note: Students who do not complete this course in one semester will be required to enroll in IND 7000 - MA Continuous Enrollment  in each successive semester until the requirements for this course are completed.

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