Courses

Required Courses Sem.Hrs.

The Course Requirements of 60 semester credit hours for the degree program Master of Arts in Biblical Studies consists of program specific courses (27 semester hours), elective courses (33 semester hours), and one Comprehensive Examination.

 
Required Courses for the Master of Arts in Biblical Studies  

FD 6304 Greek Reading I *
FD 6305 Greek Reading II *
FD 6308 Hebrew Reading I *
FD 6309 Hebrew Reading II *
FD 6312 Hermeneutics
NT 6301 Critical Introduction to the New Testament *
OT 6301 Critical Introduction to the Old Testament *
RS 6310 Introduction to Biblical Related Research
TH 6310 Systematic Theology

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

Total Required Hours for Masters Degree 27
Elective Courses for the Master of Arts in Biblical Studies
New Testament Thesis Option
 

Five New Testament Textual Courses
Three Old Testament Textual Courses
RS 7302 Thesis Part I
RS 7303 Thesis Part II

Elective Course (choose one course from the following:)
BI 6320 History of the Bible
FD 6330 Biblical Aramaic
TH 6311 Christology
TH 6325 Eschatology: Study of Last Things
TH 6327 The Biblical Doctrine of God

15
9
3
3

3

Total New Testament Thesis Option Elective Hours for Masters Degree 33
   
Elective Courses for the Master of Arts in Biblical Studies
New Testament Non-Thesis Option
 

Five New Testament Textual Courses
Three Old Testament Textual Courses

Elective Courses (choose three courses from the following:)
BI 6320 History of the Bible
BI 6325 Archaeology and the Bible
FD 6330 Biblical Aramaic
FD 6341 Akkadian Grammar I
FD 6342 Akkadian Grammar II
FD 6344 Akkadian Reading
FD 7320 Guided Research in Foundation Studies
NT 7320 Guided Research in the New Testament
TH 6318 New Testament Theology

15
9

9

Total New Testament Non-Thesis Option Elective Hours for Masters Degree 33
Elective Courses for the Master of Arts in Biblical Studies
Old Testament Thesis Option
 

Five Old Testament Textual Courses
Three New Testament Textual Courses
RS 7302 Thesis Part I
RS 7303 Thesis Part II

Elective Course (choose one course from the following:)
BI 6320 History of the Bible
FD 6330 Biblical Aramaic
TH 6311 Christology
TH 6325 Eschatology: Study of Last Things
TH 6327 The Biblical Doctrine of God

15
9
3
3

3

Total Old Testament Thesis Option Elective Hours for Masters Degree 33
Elective Courses for the Master of Arts in Biblical Studies
Old Testament Non-Thesis Option
 

Five Old Testament Textual Courses
Three New Testament Textual Courses

Elective Courses (choose three courses from the following:)
BI 6320 History of the Bible
BI 6325 Archaeology and the Bible
FD 6330 Biblical Aramaic
FD 6341 Akkadian Grammar I
FD 6342 Akkadian Grammar II
FD 6344 Akkadian Reading
FD 7320 Guided Research in Foundation Studies
OT 7320 Guided Research in the Old Testament
TH 6318 New Testament Theology

15
9

9

Total Old Testament Non-Thesis Option Elective Hours for Masters Degree 33
Total Elective Hours for Masters Degree 33
   
Comprehensive Examination for the Master of Arts in Biblical Studies  
BI 7011 Comprehensive Examination for Master of Arts in Biblical Studies  0
Total Comprehensive Examination Hours for Masters Degree 0
**Total Hours for Masters Degree 60

 

*Options on Certain Courses: 
Students who have taken a course in undergraduate studies which is deemed to be similar in content to a course that is marked with an asterisk may substitute another course within the same discipline with permission of the Dean of the Turner School of Theology.

 **Advanced Bible Placement:
Students who have a major in Bible or religious studies on the undergraduate level may receive, with the approval of the Dean of Turner School of Theology, up to 15 hours toward this degree – possibly reducing required hours total from 60 to 45 semester hours