Benjamin L. Merkle
Master of Divinity with
Advanced Biblical Studies
The Advanced Biblical Studies track is a Seminary program designed to equip persons for leadership roles in Christian ministries that require special expertise in biblical studies and exegesis in the original languages. This would include those with a desire to enter advanced graduate-level biblical studies programs 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.
*Students who do not already have a background in biblical languages are encouraged to begin their biblical language studies in the summer session prior to their first fall term.
Ministry in Context
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
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