Skip to main content

Master of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies

Building on a shared core of courses from the MAC&C degree, you will move to a more advanced study in areas of your choice before completing a thesis writing project under the guidance of a full-time faculty member.

Hand flipping through Bible

If you want to even­tu­al­ly pur­sue a more advanced degree after fin­ish­ing your master’s, such as a Ph.D. or Doc­tor­ate of Min­istry degree, then this is the degree for you!

The Degree for Academic Exploration

  • $0 Your first class is free! Apply now to enroll for Fall.
  • $1,000 We will match your church scholarship up to $1,000 in bonus funds per year!
  • 48 Credit hours needed to complete the MABTS degree.
  • 100% Online classes conveniently fit with your schedule.


24 Hours


9 Hours chosen from:

Guided Studies

9 Hours. These courses may be repeated as necessary.


6 Hours

Pur­pose & Objectives

An OC graduate with an MABTS degree will:

  • Demonstrate the ability to interpret and communicate biblical texts informed by the historical and cultural context in which the texts were written.
  • Demonstrate the ability to think theologically, informed by the traditional categories and historical developments of Christian thought.
  • Demonstrate the ability to complete a large research project or demonstrate added breadth or depth to their area of interest.
Graduate students studying