Master of Arts in Biblical & Theological Studies
Western Seminary

Program Details

A Master of Arts degree in Biblical and Theological Studies is available online with Western Seminary.  Enrolled students study belief sourced from the Bible rather than tradition or culture, expanding comprehension of theology based solely in scripture.  This degree is customizable, with optional tracks including an Open Track, Exegetical Track, or Theological Track.  

Courses may include but are not limited to:

  • Hermeneutics
  • Interpreting Prophets and Gospel
  • Theology
  • Ministerial ethics

Graduates may go on to work as ministry leaders, pastors, educators, or pursue work in today’s marketplace.  Those interested in further academic study may go on to earn a doctorate degree.  Gain effective interpretation skills, theoretical and practical techniques, and integrative methods through this online degree at Western Seminary.


This program requires two visits to the Portland campus.

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Official transcripts
  • Four references

School Accreditation Statement

Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities