Why Biblical Studies?

Biblical Studies is a specialized academic program led by expert faculty who prepare students to interpret Scripture and to investigate the major issues involved in biblical studies.

Why Biblical Studies?

Biblical Studies is a specialized academic program led by expert faculty who prepare students to interpret Scripture and to investigate the major issues involved in biblical studies.

HOW STUDYING THE BIBLE DIRECTS OUR STORY:

Hear from MA in Biblical Studies students Hanna Lucas ('15) and Matt Hama ('17), as well as Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Dr. Andrew Perrin, about how TWU's MA in Biblical Studies can help prepare you for pastoral ministry or doctoral studies.

Study alongside internationally recognized scholars and mentors.

Become part of one of the most dynamic religious studies departments in North America. The Master of Arts in Biblical Studies at Trinity Western University is a specialized academic program led by expert faculty who prepare students to interpret Scripture and to investigate the major issues involved in biblical studies.

Together, students and faculty of engage in original research and critically examine biblical and related primary texts in their original languages. They learn to formulate their own written contributions to the scholarly conversations in a style that is both professional and compelling. Students also benefit from visiting scholars by means of colloquia and department-sponsored seminars.

The MA in Biblical Studies has a proven and widely recognized track record of preparing graduates for entrance into and completion of Ph.D. programs at leading academic institutions, and some of our graduates are now taking up academic positions.

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Finances

Our graduate programs offer a variety of scholarships, grants, awards, and/or assistantships that provide financial assistance for students registered in full-time graduate studies.

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Dead Sea Scrolls Institute

The Dead Sea Scrolls Institute at Trinity Western University promotes research in the Qumran scrolls, many of which have been made public only recently.

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John William Wevers Institute

In 2008, the Wevers library was transferred to the TWU campus, and in 2011 the Wevers family donated $400,000 to support of this university's program of Septuagint Studies and research.

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Faculty Profiles

Craig Allert, Ph.D.

Professor of Religious Studies and History
Director MA in Biblical Studies
Coordinator Christianity and Culture Program

Craig Broyles, Ph.D.

Professor of Religious Studies

Dirk Büchner, D. Litt.

Professor of Biblical Studies

Kent Clarke, Ph.D.

Professor of Religious Studies; Brooke Foss Westcott Professorship of New Testament Textual Criticism, Greek Studies, and Hermeneutics; Chair, Religious Studies Department
Tony Cummins

Tony Cummins, D.Phil.

Professor of Religious Studies

Thomas R. Hatina, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Religious Studies; Biblical Studies Coordinator

Andrew B. Perrin, Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies; Co-Director of Dead Sea Scrolls Institute

Jim Scott, Dr. theol.

Professor of Religious Studies