The Masters of Arts Biblical Languages degree program exists help enable students to interpret the biblical text from the original languages. It will prepare students for faithful interpretation of Scripture in various ministry settings, and for advanced academic study of the Biblical languages beyond the Master of Divinity degree. The MABL degree is completed normally within two years of full-time enrollment.

  • Available as Distance Learning

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  • 4

    Master of Arts hours

  • 42

    Biblical Languages hours

  • 46

    Total Credit hours

Program Courses

Every class, no matter if it's in person or online, no matter the subject at hand, is one that prepares you as a missionary and leader first and academic second.

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MA in Context

What can I do with this degree?

  • Teach biblical languages in a Christian educational context

  • Teach biblical languages at the undergraduate level

  • Work with research institutions devoted to ancient texts

  • Pursue a Ph.D. in an effort to become a professor

Additional Information

The MA Biblical Languages presupposes undergraduate preparation in biblical, theological, and ministry studies from an accredited institution. Students must have completed 6 hours of theological studies and 6 hours of ministry studies, as well as 6 hours in New Testament (including survey), 6 hours in Old Testament (including survey), and 6 hours of Biblical Greek in their undergraduate coursework to be admitted into this program. Students who lack any of the necessary foundational coursework may take the appropriate remedial courses at SEBTS. Courses taken as prerequisites cannot also be used in the MABL degree requirements. Applicants for this degree program must meet these and all other normal application requirements for admission to Southeastern.

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