Master of Arts in Religion

Degree Description

The Master of Arts program is a 72-hour (including languages) program designed to be completed in 2 residential years.[1] Practical (Confessional), Exegetical, Systematic, Historical, and Language courses are emphasized to provide a well balanced education. This degree is not intended to serve as preparation for Gospel ministry.

Course Requirements

Language Studies
Exegetical Theology
Systematic Theology
Church History
Apologetics
Elective

TOTAL:

18 Units
25 Units
18 Units
7 Units
2 Units
2 Units

72 Units

Course Curriculum

First Year

Summer Term

LS-G 401 Greek I

First Semester

LS-G 502 Greek II
LS-H 501 Hebrew I
OT 501 Pentateuch
ST 601 Prolegomena and Doctrine of the Word
ST 501 Symbolics I

Winter Term

LS-G 503 Greek III
LS-H 502 Hebrew II
AP 501 Intro to Philosophical Theology

Second Semester

LS-G 504 Greek IV
LS-H 503 Hebrew III
BS 501 Hermeneutics
ST 502 Symbolics II
NT 502 Gospels
ST 602 Doctrine of God

Units

3

3

14

3
3
3
3
2

4

1
1
2

16

2
3
3
2
3
3

Second Year

First Semester

LS-H 504 Hebrew IV
CH 601 Ancient Church/Patristics
NT 602 Acts and Pauline Epistles
NT 702 General Epistles and Revelation
BT 601 Biblical Theology I

Winter Term

CH 602 Medieval Christianity
Elective

Second Semester

OT 502 History and Wisdom Literature
ST 603 Theological Anthropology
BT 602 Biblical Theology II
OT 602 Prophets
CH 603 Reformation
ST 701 Christology
ST 702 Soteriology

Units

13

2
3
3
3
2

4

2
2

18

3
2
2
3
2
3
3

[1] The full two year program will not be available until the second year of the IRBS Theological Studies program. Students entering the MA program in 2018 should expect to take three years to complete the program.

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