MDiv with Advanced Biblical Studies

Advanced Biblical Studies

The Master of Divinity in Advanced Biblical Studies is a program designed to equip students for leadership roles in Christian ministries that require a special expertise in biblical studies and exegesis in the original languages. This would include those with a desire to enter advanced degree programs in biblical studies in preparation for teaching ministries.

In addition to the MDiv core, students specializing in advanced biblical studies must complete 9 credit hours of required classes and 6 hours of language electives.
Students who do not already have background in biblical languages are encouraged to begin their biblical language studies in the summer session prior to their first fall term.

Program at a glance

Total hours
This program includes 70 hours in the Master of Divinity core, 15 hours in the area of advanced biblical studies.


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What courses will I take?

Below is a sample of the required courses. To see a complete list, view the academic catalog.

  • HEB 6500 - Biblical Hebrew Syntax and Exegesis 
  • GRK 6500 - Greek Syntax and Exegesis 
  • BTI 6500 - Methods and Issues in Biblical Interpretation 
See the Course Catalog

What can I do with this degree?

  • Teach biblical languages in a Christian educational setting
  • Develop resources to aid and assist church leaders with biblical languages
  • Write for Christian literary publications
  • Pursue a Ph.D. in an effort to become a professor

Learn from over 60 professors who know what it's like to be in ministry. Our world-class faculty will teach you how to think critically about the Bible so you can minister faithfully throughout the world.

Who will teach me?