Master of Arts in Biblical Studies

This degree is designed for teachers, missionaries, and church workers holding Bible college degrees who sense the need for a time of spiritual and mental refreshment and a deeper study of the Scriptures.

Admission Requirements

A minimum of 30 semester hours of Bible and theology at the undergraduate level, or their equivalent, is required before admission will be granted to the M.A. in Biblical Studies program. A grade point average of 3.0 or higher is expected in one’s undergraduate work. Students are permitted to transfer a maximum of 12 acceptable graduate credits into this program.

Graduation Requirements

A candidate in the M.A. in Biblical Studies program must have completed all courses with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 and must have completed all requirements pertaining to the degree program. This program requires 36 hours of graduate study, at least 18 of which must be in Biblical Studies.

M.A. by Module and Online Courses

Students may complete the M.A. in Biblical Studies degree in residence, or they may complete the degree without relocating to the Ankeny area by taking only module and online courses. After completing 9 credits, module/online students must apply to a degree program and be assigned a resident faculty adviser.

View this program’s course requirements. Check the seminary catalog for complete details.