Master Of Divinity Biblical Studies
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Transfer Credits
Up to 50% of the Degree Total can be Transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
Jan 13, 2020
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Deepen Your Understanding of the Bible and Christian Ministry by Earning Our M.A. in Biblical Studies Degree

Do you want to understand God’s word on a deeper level? Are you interested in studying Greek and Hebrew so that you can research and interpret the Bible in its original languages? Our Master of Arts in Biblical Studies (M.A.B.S.) degree provides the tools, skills, and knowledge you need to understand the Bible in its original context and languages so that you can share its truth with others through writing, publishing research, and ministering in the local church.

Throughout our master’s in biblical studies degree program, you will gain practical experience working with local churches and ministries, in addition to networking with larger organizations like Samaritan’s Purse and the International Mission Board. Partner with us and gain the skills and experience you need to follow God’s calling on your life – wherever He leads.

Why Choose Liberty’s Master’s Degree in Biblical Studies?

At Liberty, we Train Champions for Christ. This means that we are dedicated to providing you with the training you need to impact the world for eternity – wherever God calls you. Our biblical studies graduate program trains you to defend the authority of scripture with grace and compassion, as you learn from experienced faculty members who have served Christ all over the world, encountering a variety of different religions and worldviews.

Whether you are preparing for the missions field or ministry within a local church, our biblical studies master’s degree will give you the tools you need to correctly interpret Scripture and share God’s truth with others.

What Will You Learn in Our Master’s in Biblical Studies Degree Program?

Our Biblical studies degree is designed to help you interpret biblical passages using advanced research skills and original biblical languages. Through exciting bible classes, you will have the opportunity to study the major people, events, prophesies, and messages in the Old and New Testaments from a conservative evangelical perspective.

Additionally, you will:

  • Study the historical and contemporary approaches to understanding and interpreting the Old and New Testament.
  • Learn the basics of Greek and Hebrew, preparing you for in-depth word studies and further research into the biblical texts.
  • Have the opportunity to take elective courses examining the books of the Bible that interest you the most.
  • Complete and defend a thesis displaying your research and understanding of biblical studies.

View the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below for more information about what you will study.

Featured Courses

APOL 500 – Introduction to Apologetics

NBST 610 – Hermeneutics

OBST 680 – New Testament Development of Old Testament Themes

RTCH 500 – Research, Writing, and Ministry Preparation


Degree Information

Career Opportunities

Admission Requirements

Highlights of Our M.A. in Biblical Studies Degree Program

Our Biblical Studies Master’s Degree Information

    Career Opportunities for Our Master’s in Biblical Studies Degree Graduates

    • Bible Study Author
    • Missionary
    • Professor (requires postgraduate study)
    • Teaching Pastor
    • Theologian

    Admission Requirements for Graduate Divinity Degrees

    Every application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and all applicants must submit the following documents and meet the minimum requirements for admission: