The Master of Arts in Biblical Studies is currently being revised by the School of Biblical and Theological Studies. It is anticipated that it will re-launch in 2019. it will offer a general program of studies based on the English Bible with special emphasis upon the literature, interpretation and themes of the Christian Scriptures. The program will help students explore the text of the Bible within both its historic context and its use in modern, worldwide contexts. It is designed primarily as a degree for students who seek an in-depth knowledge of the Bible in order to strengthen their Christian service as ordained and non-ordained leaders in local congregations, parachurch organizations and mission agencies. The MABS also is appropriate for Christians in various marketplace vocations who seek a solid biblical foundation for the work in which they are engaged. It is not intended for those who plan to pursue formal academic studies at the doctoral level. Knowledge of the biblical languages—Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek—is not required.
Students may enroll during 2018-19 in the category as “special student” to take courses which will count toward the revamped MABS degree. The program coordinator advises students on what courses are available during the year which will become part of the new curriculum.