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Old Testament (MA)

Become immersed in the Old Testament.

The Master of Arts in Old Testament is designed to equip you with an advanced academic foundation in Old Testament studies.

You will gain proficiency in appropriate exegetical tools and languages, as well as a broad understanding of textual and theological issues. You will improve in your ability to interpret a variety of Old Testament texts, understanding them within their larger cultural and theological contexts. This program will prepare you well for further study in a Ph.D. program or to pursue a career in teaching or ministry.

Ready to be a part of an exciting master’s program? Apply now or contact us for more information today.

Program Overview

Credit hours 48
Degree Master of Arts in Old Testament (MA)
Program length 2-3 years
Tracks N/A

Coursework

You will take courses such as:

  • Intermediate Hebrew
  • Old Testament Theology 
  • The Pentateuch
  • Historical Books of the Old Testament
  • Prophetic Literature of the Old Testament
  • Devotional and Wisdom Literature
  • An Old Testament Elective
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What outcomes can you expect?

  • Further graduate study
  • Minister
  • Bible Translator
  • Teacher
  • Missionary

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Admission Requirements

  • A cumulative undergraduate approximate B average or above in the area of focus or related area and evidence of an overall productive GPA; 
  • Two letters of recommendation (may be submitted through the online application);   
  • A reflective essay, three to five pages in length (typed, double-spaced) 

See full ACU graduate admissions requirements here.

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Ready to Be a Part?

We’re eager to see not only what you can accomplish with an ACU education, but how your unique perspective can enrich your fellow classmates and ACU as a whole.