Master of Arts in Biblical Languages (M.A.)

Master of Arts in Biblical Languages (M.A.)


The purpose of this program is to provide a focused examination of the biblical languages, specifically Greek and Hebrew, in order to equip those wanting to do focused work in exegesis, Bible translation, or in preparing those seeking to do a PhD in Biblical Studies.

Program Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

  • Apply insights from grammatical and syntactical knowledge to interpreting the text of Scripture.
  • Create an original translation and exegetical analysis of a text of Scripture.
  • Examine major critical issues in the Old and New Testaments of the Bible from a conservative evangelical perspective while exhibiting knowledge of the literature appropriate to the field of Biblical Languages.

Thesis Concentration

  • The student will be able to create an original research thesis covering a current, Biblical Languages topic.

Program Specific Admission Requirements

In addition to the general admission procedures, applicants to the Master of Arts in Biblical Languages program must meet the following requirements:

  1. Earned baccalaureate degree or its equivalent (in any field) from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (e.g., SACSCOC, TRACS, ABHE, etc.).
  2. Contact information for one Pastoral Recommendation
  3. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale)
  4. School of Divinity Questionnaire
  • High school teacher
  • Undergraduate college professor
  • Bible translator
  • Author
  • Teaching pastor
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