Master of Arts in Religion

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The Master of Arts program is a 72-hour (including languages) program designed to be completed in 2.5 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.

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Language Studies
Exegetical Theology
Systematic Theology
Pastoral Theology
Church History
Apologetics
Elective

TOTAL:

18 Units
24 Units
18 Units
2 Units
7 Units
2 Units
1 Units

72 Units

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*Indicates special scheduling
for Certificate Courses

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Summer Term

LS-G 401 Greek I

First Semester

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

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
OT 602 History and Wisdom
*ST 502 Symbolics

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3

3

12

3
3
3
3

4

1
1
2

15

2
3
3
3
4

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First Semester

LS-H 602 Hebrew Syntax and Exegesis
CH 501 Ancient Church/Patristics
ST 502 Doctrine of God
NT 601 Gospels

Winter Term

PT 602 Missions and Evangelism
CH 502 Medieval Christianity (may take CH610 instead)

Second Semester

NT 602 Acts and Pauline Epistles
ST 601 Theological Anthropology
OT 702 Prophets
CH 601 Reformation

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11

2
3
3
3

4

2
2

10

3
2
3
2

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First Semester

BT 601 Biblical Theology
ST 603 Soteriology
ST 602 Christology
NT 702 General Epistles and Revelation
Elective

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13

3
3
3
3
1

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[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.

* IRBS Theological Seminary admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.

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