The Master of Arts in Old Testament degree program exists to prepare students for in-depth exegesis of the Old Testament. Students in this program will learn tools to help them faithfully interpret and apply the Old Testament text through studying biblical Hebrew and Aramaic, the history of Old Testament interpretation, and Ancient Near Eastern history. In this program students will learn from Old Testament and Hebrew scholars who have been in the field for many years and will provide the expertise students need in the classroom to be faithful ministers of the Word in the local church or academy.
Available as Distance Learning
MA in Context
What can I do with this degree?
Work as a research assistant for a professor or writer
Write for Christian literary publications
Work with research institutions devoted to Old Testament Studies
Pursue a Ph.D. in an effort to become a professor
Application for admission should be made at least 60 days prior to matriculation. Admission to this degree is based upon the following requirements:
- A set of completed standard application forms an MA Old Testament application form.
- Minimum of 3.0 GPA in an accredited baccalaureate degree program. Applicants with degrees from colleges or universities outside the United States will be considered on an individual basis.
- Four references (non-family): 1 pastor, 1 character, 2 academic. A graded research paper from a graduate or undergraduate course. Alternatively the GRE Writing Assessment will be accepted.
- Applicants for whom English is a second language must achieve a minimum TOEFL score of 600 (100 on the internet-based TOEFL) or present an equivalent demonstration of ability to read and write English at a graduate level.