Graduate Biblical Studies

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Graduate Biblical Studies

Faculty

  • Charles Stephenson, Th.D., Chair
  • Steven Bonner, D. Min.
  • Jeff Cary, Ph.D.
  • Brandon Fredenburg, Ph.D.
  • Jesse Long, Ph.D.
  • Michael Martin, Ph.D.
  • Stacy Patty, Ph.D.
  • Mark Sneed, Ph.D.
  • Mark Wiebe, Ph.D.

Purpose

The purpose of graduate biblical studies is to, (1) strengthen professional knowledge and skills, (2) increase ability to perform independent study and traditional research skills, (3) attain excellence in ministry skills, and (4) increase knowledge of biblical texts and related subject areas.

Requirements

Graduate students at the university conduct research, read widely and critically in primary and secondary materials, and function as professionals displaying ethical and moral behavior patterned after the teachings of Jesus. Students in online graduate programs offered by the department must take 33% of their hours through hybrid formats. The Master of Arts in Biblical Interpretation may only be pursued by students who hold a baccalaureate degree in biblical studies, ministry, missions or a related field approved by the director of graduate biblical studies. If students choose to pursue this degree without the appropriate undergraduate degree, they must meet leveling requirements identified by the department of biblical studies and approved by the director of graduate biblical studies.

Master of Arts in Biblical Interpretation

(48 hours)

  • BIB6300  Introduction to Graduate Studies
  • BIB6301  Introduction to the New Testament
  • BIB6302  Hermeneutics
  • BIB6310  Introduction to the Old Testament
  • BIB12 hours
  • BIL6311  Elementary Greek I or BIL 6314 Elementary Hebrew I
  • BIL6312  Elementary Greek II or BIL 6315 Elementary Hebrew II
  • BIL3 hours from readings
  • BIH3 hours
  • MIN6062  Comprehensive Examination
  • REL6334  Christian History and Theology I
  • REL6335  Christian History and Theology II
  • 6 hours from electives

Master of Christian Ministry

(48 hours)

  • BIB6300  Introduction to Graduate Studies
  • BIB6301  Introduction to the New Testament
  • BIB6302  Hermeneutics or MIN 6302 Hermeneutics
  • BIB6310  Introduction to the Old Testament
  • BIH6329  American Church History
  • MIN6062  Comprehensive Examination
  • MIN6301  Family Ministry
  • MIN6303  Spiritual Formation
  • MIN6304  Church Leadership
  • MIN6305  Preaching
  • MIN6306  Advanced Preaching
  • MIN6309  Christian Counseling
  • MIN6323  Family Systems
  • REL6334  Christian History and Theology I
  • REL6335  Christian History and Theology II
  • 6 hours from electives

Master of Divinity

(72 hours)

  • BIB6300  Introduction to Graduate Studies
  • BIB6301  Introduction to the New Testament
  • BIB6302  Hermeneutics or MIN 6302 Hermeneutics
  • BIB6310  Introduction to the Old Testament
  • BIH6329  American Church History
  • BIL6311  Elementary Greek I or BIL 6314 Elementary Hebrew I
  • BIL6312  Elementary Greek II or BIL 6315 Elementary Hebrew II
  • MIN6303  Spiritual Formation
  • MIN6304  Church Leadership
  • MIN6305  Preaching
  • MIN6309  Christian Counseling
  • MIN6328  Capstone and Comprehensive Exam
  • MIN6330  Internship
  • MIS6312  Studies in Missions
  • REL6301  World Religions
  • REL6312  Studies in Theology
  • REL6333  Ethics
  • REL6334  Christian History and Theology I
  • REL6335  Christian History and Theology II
  • BIB6 hours
  • BIH3 hours
  • MIN3 hours
  • 3 hours from elective

Master of Science in Family Ministry

(48 hours)

  • BIB6300  Introduction to Graduate Studies
  • REL6334  Christian History and Theology
  • REL6333  Ethics
  • BIB6 hours
  • HSC6301  Family Life Education
  • HSC6310  Social Development of Individuals and Families
  • HSC6322  Human Sexuality
  • HSC6324  Family Resource Management
  • HSC6315  Parent Education
  • HSC6332  Helping Professions and Public Policy
  • HSC6333  Ethics in Helping Professions
  • MIN6304  Church Leadership
  • MIN6301  Family Ministry
  • MIN6323  Family Systems
  • MIN6390  Practicum in Family Ministry
  • MIN6062  Comprehensive Examination

Last Updated: Feb 25, 2014