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Master of Arts in Biblical Studies

Program Details

Multnomah University offers a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies for students and who are interested in developing advanced understanding of religion and the Bible, its interpretation, the theology of the Bible and understanding the history in which the Bible was written. The purpose of the program will help students develop a better understanding of the Bible in order to understand its messages better and work to better serve others. Students are required to have a minimum of 32 credit hours in general studies, with courses in English composition, speech, history, psychology, and sociology. The program will prepare students for missionary duties and those who want to instruct in biblical or theological areas for Christian education.

The program consists of 63 credit hours of classroom courses which emphasize development of scholarly interpretations of the bible and its teachings. Classes include Principles of Spiritual Formation, Methods of Theological Research, and Genesis-Song of Solomon.

Students completing the program will have demonstrated mastery of theological studies with qualifications that include the ability to develop the tools needed for lifelong biblical and theological study, gaining a deeper knowledge of the scriptures and awareness of issues in biblical and theological interpretation, and to enhance the integration of biblical and theological studies into everyday life, career, ministry, and interests.

Accreditation & Licensing

Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities