The New Testament track is a 48-hour thesis program designed to provide an advanced academic foundation in New Testament studies. Students will be expected to gain proficiency in appropriate exegetical tools and languages as well as a broad understanding of textual and theological issues. Specifically, students should be able to exegete and interpret a variety of New Testament texts and understand them within their larger theological contexts. Students who have extensive preparation at the undergraduate level may receive advanced placement (maximum 12 hours) toward this 48-hour degree.

  1. All students in the M.A. program take a core of the following courses (21 hours):
    BIBM 602 GST Orientation (0 credits)
    BIBD 660 Introduction to Systematic Theology
    BIBH 651 History of Christianity I
    BIBH 652 History of Christianity II
    BIBL 610 Introduction to the New Testament
    BIBL 620 Introduction to the Old Testament
    Thesis (6 hours)
  2.  Requirements for the M.A. (New Testament) are (27 hours):
    BGRK 611, 612 Elementary New Testament Greek I, II
    BGRK 621 Intermediate Greek
    BGRK 623 Seminar in the Gospels or
    BGRK 624 Exegetical Seminar in Acts
    BGRK 625 Exegetical Seminars in the Epistles
    BGRK 628 Seminar in the New Testament Textual Criticism
    BIBL 621 New Testament Theology
    BIBL 662 Backgrounds of the New Testament and Early Christianity
    3 hours New Testament elective
    Application Deadline:
Fall 2014
  • August 15, 2014

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