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Master of Theological Studies in Biblical Studies

From Biblical scholarship to Greek and Hebrew, students in the Master of Theological Studies with a concentration in Biblical Studies have a chance to deepen their knowledge of Christian scripture. Read more about Regent Unversity's Biblical Studies program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Theological Studies with a concentration in Biblical Studies

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

A solid academic record, strong research skills, and a desire to gain a deeper understanding of the Bible are all important traits for prospective students. Applicants will also need to accept Regent's Statement of Faith. Every applicant to a graduate program at Regent University should have at least a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

The Master of Theological Studies with a concentration in Biblical Studies program is designed to give students a masters-level foundation in biblical languages, interpretation, and hermeneutics. Concentration coursework delves into the unity of the Bible, Old and New Testament Theology, the Pentateuch, and the prophets of Christianity. Students also take courses in Greek and Biblical Hebrew to sharpen their understanding of scripture. Regent also allows students to customize their degree plan to include coursework in the parables, Paul's writings, and other related subjects.

Learning Format:

Online and on campus

Program Length:

48 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Master of Theological Studies with a concentration in Biblical Studies:

Students will take 30 credit hours in foundational courses, another 12 credit hours in the Biblical Studies concentration, and 6 credit hours doing a thesis project. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Core Courses (30 credits)

  • Biblical Hermeneutics
  • New Testament
  • Old Testament
  • Unity Of The Bible
  • Introduction To Biblical Languages
  • Foundation For Biblical Mission
  • Spiritual Formation Foundations
  • Christian Theology
  • Pneumatology
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Church History 1
    • Church History 2

Concentration Courses (12 credits)

  • Students choose 12 credit hours from 600-level BIBL courses

Capstone Courses (6 credits)

  • Preparing a Master's Thesis
  • Master's Thesis

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

After the advanced foundation in biblical research and scholarship they could have received in this Master of Theological Studies program, students may decide to continue their studies by seeking a doctoral degree. Doing so might deepen their understanding of Christian scripture and help them prepare for leadership positions within the ministry field.

Related degree programs include:

  • Ph.D. in Renewal Theology
  • Doctor of Ministry
  • Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership - Ecclesial Leadership

Career Paths:

Students could have gained research skills and a profound understanding of the Bible in this Master of Theological Studies with a concentration in Biblical Studies program. With this knowledge, graduates might be able to find positions in churches and Christian schools.

Graduates might be qualified for positions in fields like:

  • Theological research and writing
  • Pastoral staff
  • Biblical education

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