M.A. in Biblical Studies degree

Master of Arts in Biblical Studies (M.A.B.S.)

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Develop a strong working knowledge of the historical, literary, cultural, and theological contexts of the Bible with a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies (M.A.B.S.) degree from Liberty University.

Grow in your knowledge of biblical languages and gain a deep understanding of the Bible rooted in current evangelical scholarship.

In an age of ever-increasing biblical illiteracy, this degree will give you focused study of biblical text so you can better understand its message and see its applicability for the church and the world today.

The research-based emphasis of the program will prepare you to continue to work with the text for the purpose of writing and teaching in academics or the church.

The Master of Arts in Biblical Studies (M.A.B.S.) degree is also offered online


Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). Your divinity degree is approved by ATS and has met rigorous accreditation standards. So you can feel confident that your degree is both academically excellent and well-respected among churches, ministries, and nonprofit organizations. Liberty University is also accredited by SACSCOC.

Academics: Master’s in Biblical Studies

Credit Hours

60 total credit hours

Program of Study 

Master of Arts in Biblical Studies (M.A.B.S.)

Admissions Requirements

Find Master of Arts in Biblical Studies (M.A.B.S.) admissions requirements.

Featured Courses 

  • Hermeneutics (NBST 610)
  • Greek Syntax  (NGRK 620)
  • New Testament Development of Old Testament Themes (OBST 680) 
  • Hebrew Syntax & Exegesis (OTCL 640)

Career Opportunities with a M.A.B.S. Degree

  • Pastor
  • Associate Pastor
  • College professor
  • Author
  • Christian publishing