Master of Arts
The Master of Arts in Biblical Studies (MABS) program is a research-intensive graduate program designed for those who desire to enhance their preaching or teaching of the Bible. Graduates will be prepared to teach Bible and Theology at a college or Christian University or serve as leaders in a ministry. Those who earn an MABS will be able to pursue a language-based research PhD.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Articulate an in-depth understanding of selected books of the Bible
- Demonstrate a competence in the exegesis of the Hebrew and Greek biblical texts
- Learn to interpret the Bible consistently with a literal, grammatical, contextual, and historical hermeneutic
- Explain the tenets of Bible Doctrine and evaluate theological trends of major significance
- Formulate an analysis and evaluation of graduate-level research on a biblical or theological subject by composing a paper using clear English and standard procedures
- Demonstrate a general knowledge of of the content and critical issues in the Old and New Testaments from a conservative perspective
- A bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognized college or university
- GPA of 2.5 or higher for the Master of Arts in Biblical Studies and Master of Divinity degrees
- GPA of 2.0 or higher for the Master of Arts in Ministry degree
- Autobiographical essay giving testimony of salvation and reason for applying to the program
- Two letters of recommendation
- Read and sign the Student Doctrinal Statement and the Standards of Behavior statement
- Read and agree to respect the Faculty Doctrinal Statement
- Official transcripts from all previously attended schools
- Completed application with Carolina University
- The maximum time limit to complete the program is five years.
- A minimum of 50% of the required credit hours must be completed at CU.
- Up to 50% of the required credit hours can be transferred.
- Graduation is contingent upon the completion of 48 hours of prescribed courses with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.