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Master of Biblical Studies (MBS)

The Master of Biblical Studies (MBS) is designed for those who want to enrich their understanding of Scripture’s context and original languages. Those who complete the MTS will be equipped for Christian discipleship, teaching ministries, or further theological education. All credits from the MBS can be applied toward the MDiv Standard, the corresponding MDiv emphasis, or select other master’s degrees.

Degree Objectives:

1.     Interpret Christian Scripture with hermeneutical and exegetical excellence
2.     Confess Christian doctrine with biblical, theological, and historical awareness
3.     Employ research skills in an area of biblical scholarship for the Church

Curriculum: 30-Credit Core plus 12 credits emphasis courses and GS 1899 Research Capstone (3 credits)

MBS Standard Course List (30 HRS)

  • BS 2400 Intro to Hermeneutics
  • BS 2210 Old Testament Survey I
  • BS 2211 Old Testament Survey II
  • BS 2310 New Testament Survey I
  • BS 2311 New Testament Survey II
  • HT 3200 Theology I
  • HT 3201 Theology II
  • HT 3400 Christian Ethics

Choose One:

  • MN 5060 Evangelism and Discipleship
  • MN 5015 Spiritual Disciplines and Evangelism Practicum

Choose One:

  • HT 3232 Survey of Historical Theology
  • HT 3110 Baptist History

The MBS Standard must be paired with one of the emphases below to fullfil the 45-hour requirements for the degree.


Emphases

MBS, Biblical Hebrew

  • BS 2200 Elementary Hebrew I
  • BS 2201 Elementary Hebrew II
  • BS 2203 Intermediate Hebrew I
  • BS 2204 Intermediate Hebrew II
  • GS 1899 Research Capstone

 

MBS, Biblical Greek

  • BS 2300 Elementary Greek I
  • BS 2301 Elementary Greek II
  • BS 2303 Intermediate Greek I
  • BS 2304 Intermediate Greek II
  • GS 1899 Research Capstone

 

MBS, Biblical Theology

  • HT 3230 Biblical Theology
  • HT 3203 Tradition and Scripture
  • 6 Credits of Biblical Languages
  • GS 1899 Research Capstone

 

MBS, Biblical Languages*

  • BS 2203 Intermediate Hebrew I
  • BS 2204 Intermediate Hebrew II
  • BS 2303 Intermediate Greek I
  • BS 2304 Intermediate Greek II
  • GS 1899 Research Capstone

*Requires sufficient prior training in both Greek and Hebrew grammar, usually 6 credits in each discipline at the undergraduate level or credit-by-examination.