Students may be admitted into the M.A. in Biblical Studies under one of the following three categories:

  • BA in Biblical Studies or the equivalent 42 credit hours in Biblical Studies, including 12 semester hours of Hebrew and 12 semester hours of Greek.
  • Applicants with a BA degree in another discipline can be admitted into a qualifying period of Biblical Studies and languages.
  • Applicants with an M.Div (or equivalent) and who meet the language requirements also qualify.

Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (B) in the last two years of the BA (half of these courses at the upper level), including the 12 semester hours of upper level course work in the major with a minimum GPA of 3.5 (B+).

The MA application includes a statement of objectives and interests, an academic research paper, and two reference letters.

For specific questions about tailoring a program of studies to a specific area of interest, please consult Dr. Craig Allert, Director of the Master of Arts in Biblical Studies Program.


  • Prospective students must fill out an Application for the MBIB program.
  • The applicant must ensure that all academic transcripts (issued directly by each university, college, or seminary attended), required letters of reference, and the written sample of work have been received by the Graduate Admissions Office - School of Graduate Studies by June 15 for September admission and by November 1 for January admission.
  • Review of applications by Director of the Admissions Committee and by members of the Graduate Faculty of Biblical Studies is done on a rolling basis throughout the year. Qualified applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Admitted applicants will be notified of their acceptance by Graduate Admissions Office - School of Graduate Studies.
  • For assistance with your application, please contact the Graduate Admissions Office at or 604.513.2109


Transfer credit may be granted to a maximum of six credit hours, which must be from an accredited institution, equivalent to MBIB course work, and a B grade or better. For further information please consult Dr. Craig Allert.