Master of Arts in New Testament

The Master of Arts in New Testament is designed to equip you with an advanced academic foundation in New Testament studies. Our academically rigorous program will train you how to think, not what to think.

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 New 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.

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What outcomes can you expect?

Research Sources: Graduates will have critical facility with the most important primary sources and issues of scholarly discussion in biblical studies, theology, or church history

Research Methods: Graduates will have ability to use the best current methods of research in one of the following disciplines: biblical studies, theology, or church history

Original Research: Graduates will demonstrate ability to produce scholarly contributions in their field of study

Admission Requirements

  • A completed application and application fee;
  • An official transcript of all previous colleges attended. The transcript must indicate an earned bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university or equivalent; 
  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale;
  • Two letters of recommendation (may be submitted through the online application);
  • A purpose statement following these guidelines;
  • GST Writing Assessment (a brief evaluation of academic writing skills).
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Program Advisor

Dr. Richard Wright
Associate Professor of New Testament
PhD, Brown University, 1994

Learn More

Download the program brochure for more information about the program format, degree plan, accreditation and distinctives that set ACU’s program apart. See also this information about Graduate School of Theology affordability and scholarships.

Degree Details

Required Hours

Credit hours: 48

Current tuition per credit hour: $676

Program length: 2-3 years

Example Coursework

Intermediate Greek

Seminar in the Gospels or Exegetical Seminar in Acts

Exegetical Seminar in the Epistles

Seminar in New Testament Textual Criticism


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Application Deadlines

Fall: August 10

Summer & Spring: Please contact the Office of Graduate Programs ( or 325-674-2656)