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 Check list.


  • Biblical Studies faculty at the forefront of research in the Old and New Testaments and Intertestamental Literature.
  • A substantial thesis component during which students work closely with two faculty members.
  • A library of Biblical Studies books, journals and online resources that is one of the largest in Canada.
  • Opportunities to work alongside faculty on significant research and publications.
  • Colloquia and department-sponsored seminars, which allow students to engage with visiting scholars.
  • TWU is home to the Dead Sea Scroll Institute, the Septuagint Institute, and one of the largest collections of New Testament manuscript facsimiles in North America.
  • The Canada Research Chair in Religious Identities of Ancient Judaism and the Brooke Foss Westcott Professorship are held by members of faculty.