Trinity Western University

Graduate Program in Biblical Studies (M.A.)

Admission Criteria

  1. Academic Qualifications

  2. a) Normally, applicants who qualify for immediate entry into the graduate year have earned a B.A. in Biblical Studies or the equivalent of 42 credit hours in Biblical Studies, including 12 sem. hrs. of Hebrew and 12 sem. hrs. of Greek. Applicants who have completed an M.Div. (or equivalent) at an accredited institution and meet the language requirements also qualify.

    b) The minimum GPA for admission is 3.0 (or B) based on the last two years of the B.A. (at least half of these courses must be upper level), including the 12 sem. hrs. of upper level course work in the major in the final two years with a minimum GPA of 3.3 (or B+).

    c) Highly motivated applicants with a bachelor’s degree in another discipline may apply to undertake the qualifying course work of up to 42 credit hours in Biblical Studies, including 12 sem. hrs. of Hebrew and 12 sem. hrs. of Greek. Upon satisfactory completion of the qualifying course work, students are eligible to enter the graduate year.

    d) Applicants must provide a written statement of objectives and academic interest in pursuing graduate work in Biblical Studies.

    e) Applicants must also submit a recent written sample of their work in the area of Biblical Studies. Normally this would be a research or term paper produced in the last two years of the B.A. program. Papers specifically prepared for application are also accepted.

  3. Personal Qualifications

    Applications must be accompanied by one character reference and one academic reference. These are used to evaluate the application.

  4. Enrolment Limit

    Each year admission is limited to the equivalent of 12 to 15 full-time students (depending on continuing enrolment numbers).

  5. Community Covenant

    All students are required to familiarize themselves with Trinity Western’s Community Covenant and voluntarily commit themselves to honour the Covenant while enrolled at the University.

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