Master of Arts in Biblical Studies
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.
Degree Level: Master
Delivery Format: Hybrid
Accreditation & Licensing
Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Multnomah University is a private not-for-profit, four-year institution of higher education, located in the city of Portland, Oregon. Multnomah University was established in 1936 by Reverend John Mitchell, Dr. Sutcliffe, and Dr. Aldrich to create a much-needed Christian educational institution in the Pacific Northwest. The school was originally named Multnomah School of the Bible, which became Multnomah Bible College and Seminary in 1993. In 2008, the school changed its name to Multnomah University to reflect its many offerings.
Multnomah University specializes in Biblical studies and theology and offers certificates, bachelor’s degrees, and master’s degrees. Multnomah offers online bachelor's and master's degree programs, as well as online bachelor completion programs.
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