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Major Tracks

The Master of Arts in Biblical Studies (MABS) program has five major areas of concentration. These are:

Each program includes the Master of Arts in Biblical Studies Core [MABS Core]

  • MABS Core (18 hrs)
    • BI 5300 Introduction to Graduate Biblical Studies (3 hrs)
    • BI 5301 Biblical Interpretation (3 hrs)
    • BI 5305 Advanced Introduction to the Old Testament (3 hrs)
    • BI 5306 Old Testament Theology (3 hrs)
    • BI 5320 Advanced Introduction to the New Testament (3 hrs)
    • BI 5321 New Testament Theology (3 hrs)
  • Major Track (Area of Concentration (12 hrs)
    • Thesis (6 hrs)
    • Electives (6 hrs)
    • Total Hours (36 hrs)


Electives in the 36-hour course work option may be taken from electives in the Major Track or from other tracks.

Major Track Degree Plans

  • Old Testament
    • MABS Core (18 hrs)
    • BI 5307 Readings in the Hebrew Old Testament
    • BI 5308 Exegesis of the Hebrew Bible
    • BI 5309 Seminar in Old Testament Text
    • Plus one from the following:
      • BI 5310 Seminar in Old Testament Text
      • BI 5311 Guided Research in the Old Testament
      • BI 5312 Studies in the Intertestamental Literature
      • BI 5313 Readings in Ancient Near Eastern Literature
    • Add two courses for non-thesis track

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  • New Testament
    • MABS Core (18 hrs)
    • BI 5322 Readings in the Greek New Testament
    • BI 5323 Exegesis of the Greek New Testament
    • BI 5324 Seminar in New Testament Text
    • Plus one from the following:
      • BI 5325 Seminar in New Testament Text
      • BI 5326 The New Testament World
      • BI 5327 Guided Research in the New Testament
    • Add two courses for non-thesis track

    To top.

  • Ministry
    • MABS Core (18 hrs)
    • BI 5350 Biblical Foundations for Ministry
    • BI 5351 Church Leadership
    • BI 5352 Expository Preaching
    • BI 5353 Supervised Practice of Ministry
    • Thesis or the following electives:

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  • Missions

     

    • MABS Core (18 hrs)
    • BI 5361 Missionary Anthropology
    • BI 5362 Theology of Mission
    • BI 5363 Missions Practicum
    • BI 5365 Worldview and Contextualization
    • Thesis or two electives from:

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  • Youth and Family Ministry
    • MABS Core (18 hrs)
    • BI 5380 Family Strengths - Theoretical Foundations
    • BI 5381 Individual Development and Family Relations
    • BI 5382 Family Research Methods
    • BI 5383 Youth and Family Ministry Practicum
    • Thesis or the following electives:
  • To top.

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