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Academic Catalog
    Oct 01, 2023  
Academic Catalog - Fall 2023 
Academic Catalog - Fall 2023

Master of Arts (Biblical and Theological Studies)

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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.

Admissions Requirements

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.

MA Research Core - 4 Hours

Biblical and Theological Studies - 45 Hours

Leadership Selective (3)

Choose one of the following courses:

Biblical Interpretation (3)

Biblical Theology (6)

Historical Theology (3)

Upper Level Theology (6)

Upper Level Greek (3)

Upper Level Hebrew (3)

Biblical Language Selectives (6)

Choose two courses with the following prefixes (6000-level or above):

  • GRK****
  • HEB****

Theological Studies (9)

Choose three courses with the following prefixes (7000-level) or PHI7610:

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.

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