MASTER OF ARTS IN BIBLICAL STUDIES
The Master of Arts in Biblical Studies is essentially a two year academic degree designed with considerable flexibility to allow students to develop a program that fits their individual interests. For example, a student can focus on ancient languages, church history, theology, counseling, or a combination of them.
The Master of Arts in Biblical Studies requires the successful completion of a minimum of 77 quarter hours of course work; of these, 24 hours must be 600 level courses and/or ancient languages. In addition, the student must take a pass/fail examination over the basic subject matter of his or her student’s program.
A Master’s Thesis is not required. However, with faculty approval, a student may choose to write a Thesis in place of 6 hours of classroom work.
TRANSFER OF CREDITS
Similar courses from recognized graduate schools are transferable. The number of transferable courses will be determined by the Dean. In some cases, students entering the Master’s program having done previous course work specifically in Biblical Studies may be eligible to transfer up to 21 quarter hours (the equivalent of a minor) toward the Master’s degree. Only class work which received a grade of “B” or better is transferable.
John Leland Baptist College offers one year of French for Reading Knowledge (FR 601-603) and German for Reading Knowledge (GER 601-603). While reading proficiency in these languages is not a requirement, students are strongly encouraged to take one of these two sequences. For students planning to pursue doctoral studies at a seminary or university graduate school, these languages are a must.
"FOR CHRIST AND THE CHURCH"