The purpose of the Master of Arts Biblical and Theological Studies is to enable students to interpret the biblical text from the original languages and to apply theology using biblical, systematic, historical, and philosophical means. It will prepare students for faithful interpretation of Scripture in various ministry settings, and for advanced academic study of Biblical and Theological Studies beyond the Master’s degree.
Admission to the MA Biblical and Theological Studies presupposes undergraduate preparation consisting of an accredited Bachelor of Arts in a complementary field such as Religion, Theology, or Biblical Studies. Students must have completed 3 hours of New Testament survey, 3 hours of Old Testament survey, 6 hours of Biblical Hebrew, 6 hours of Biblical Greek, 6 hours of Theological Studies, and 6 hours of Practical Ministry in their undergraduate coursework to be admitted into this program. Students who lack any of the necessary foundational coursework, but have the prerequisite degree, may take the appropriate remedial courses at SEBTS. Applicants for this degree program must meet these and all other normal application requirements for admission to Southeastern.