The Old Testament track is a 48-hour thesis program designed to provide an advanced academic foundation in Old 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 Old 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 MA 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 MA (Old Testament) are (27 hours):
    BHEB 671, 672 Introduction to Hebrew I, II
    BHEB 681, 682 Intermediate Hebrew Readings I, II
    BIBL 611 Old Testament Theology
    9 hours from BIBL 651, 652, 653, or 654
    3 hours elective (a second Semitic language preferred)
     Application Deadline:
Fall 2014
  • August 15, 2014

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