This program format is for students admitted into the MA Biblical Studies in Fall 2019 or earlier. Students admitted after Fall 2019 should refer to the new MA Biblical Studies and Christian Thought program information. If you have any questions, please contact Thomas Hatina, Program Director.


The MA in Biblical Studies consists of 30 semester hours, which includes six 600 level courses – four required courses (Advanced OT and NT Exegesis and Seminar) and two elective courses – and a thesis. Students meeting all prerequisites typically complete the program within two or three years.

See the MA in Biblical Studies checklist.