Biblical Studies (M.A.B.S.)

Biblical Studies (M.A.B.S.)

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2023 through summer 2024. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Core Courses 1
NBST 515New Testament Orientation I3
NBST 520New Testament Orientation II3
NBST 610Hermeneutics3
OBST 515Old Testament Orientation I3
OBST 520Old Testament Orientation II3
OBST 680New Testament Development of Old Testament Themes 23
RTCH 500Research, Writing, and Ministry Preparation 33
THEO 610Biblical Theology3
Total Hours24

Should an entering student have a Biblical Studies background, the Core Courses could be substituted with NBST, OBST, NGRK, or OTCL Electives


Crosslisted with NBST 680


RTCH 500 is required to be taken within the first two semesters for all students

Biblical Languages
NGRK 520Beginning Greek I3
NGRK 525Beginning Greek II3
NGRK 620Greek Syntax3
OTCL 520Beginning Hebrew I3
OTCL 525Beginning Hebrew II3
OTCL 640Hebrew Syntax and Exegesis3
Total Hours18
Elective Courses
Elective 13
Elective 13
Elective 13
Total Hours9

Choose from the following: NBST 611NBST 615, NBST 616, NBST 617, NBST 618, NBST 620, NBST 621, NBST 623, NBST 625, NBST 640, NGRK 643, NGRK 644, NGRK 645, NGRK 646, NGRK 650, OBST 640, OBST 650, OBST 651, OBST 655, OBST 659, OBST 660, OBST 661, OBST 662, OBST 663, OBST 664, OTCL 660

Thesis Courses
RTCH 680Research Methods3
THES 689Thesis Project Proposal and Research 13
THES 690Thesis Defense 13
Total Hours9

Any student who is not ready for enrollment in THES 690 after completing THES 689 may be required, as determined by the student’s thesis chair, to repeat THES 689 until deemed ready for enrollment in THES 690

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 60 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No more than 2 grades of C may be applied to the degree (includes grades of C+ & C-)
  • No grade of D or below may be applied to the degree (includes grades of D+ & D-)
  • Degree must be completed within 7 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student’s anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Resident & Online Format

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