MA Bible & Theology

Residential: Sioux Falls

Leadership in the work of Christ demands in-depth knowledge of biblical and theological truth.  This two-year graduate degree program focuses on classical disciplines to develop those academic abilities of students.  Lay persons who want to teach Bible and theology, and ministry professionals who combine this program with the Master of Divinity, will gain the necessary resources for a teaching ministry or advanced graduate study in a classical field.  The degree requires specific study in biblical and theological languages.


Download: Bible and Theology Program Sheet
Download: MABT Old Testament Course of Study
Download: MABT New Testament Course of Study
Download: MABT Christian Heritage and Thought Course of Study


Bible and Theology Objectives

The Master of Arts (Bible and Theology) program will prepare students for the work of Christ to demonstrate the following:

  • Commitment to the authority of the Scripture as the foundation for the theological disciplines;
  • Coherent understanding of the Bible, theology, and Christian heritage;
  • Specialized preparation for teaching in a classical field or for advanced graduate studies in Bible or theology;
  • Growing awareness of personal and spiritual maturity as well as goals for Christian service.

Bible and Theology Majors

This two-year program of 62 semester hours specializes in one of the classical disciplines of Bible or theology.  Students will complete a basic core of 20 hours and will study one of the following three majors in depth. Students are encouraged to complete a semester of studies in a cross-cultural setting; a thesis is required of those who choose not to participate in a cross-cultural experience.

  • Old Testament
  • New Testament
  • Christian Heritage and Thought

Bible and Theology Requirements for Graduation

  • Maintenance of a 2.25 grade point average.
  • Recommendation of faculty.