Sep 19, 2021  
Academic Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Academic Catalog 2021-2022

New Testament, MA


The purpose of the Master of Arts New Testament is to enable students to accurately interpret and faithfully apply the New Testament text by increasing their (1) competency in the Greek language, (2) facility in sound hermeneutical principles, and (3) ability to synthesize key theological themes. It will prepare students for faithful interpretation of Scripture in various ministry settings, and for advanced academic study of New Testament studies beyond the Master’s degree.

Admissions Requirements

Admission to the MA New Testament presupposes undergraduate preparation consisting of an accredited Bachelor of Arts in a complementary field such as 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.

MA Research Core - 4 Hours


New Testament - 45 Hours


Theological Studies (3)


Choose one course with the following prefixes (5000-level or above):

  • ETH****
  • HIS****
  • HTH****
  • PHI****
  • THE****

Biblical Interpretation (3)


Biblical Theology (6)


Upper Level Greek (6)


Septuagint (3)


Greek Exegesis (9)


Complete three iterations of the following course:

Upper Level Hebrew (3)


Research Project (3)


Total Hours - 49


*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.