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Master of Arts in Biblical Languages

The purpose of this degree is to strengthen the full-time Christian worker or earnest layman who hungers for a greater knowledge of the Scriptures and to equip him for greater effectiveness in ministry.

Learning Outcomes: Graduates of this program will be able to

  • demonstrate an advanced knowledge of the Word of God through expositional study,
  • offer a credible defense of sound doctrine,
  • integrate a greater understanding of Scripture into various ministry contexts,
  • evaluate current issues affecting ministry in light of biblical teaching, and
  • translate God’s Word accurately from the original languages.

This program focuses on God’s Word in the original languages. The biblical doctrines of inspiration and preservation are stressed to instill a loyalty to the Masoretic Text/Textus Receptus and a reverence for the accuracy and integrity of the Authorized Version (KJV). Students acquire and apply sound tools for studying the Scriptures and rightly dividing the Word of Truth.

Admission Requirements

See General Admission Requirements. Biblical Languages requires at least two years of undergraduate Greek with a minimum grade of “C-.”

Residence Requirements

The M.A. degree must be completed within 7 consecutive years.

Up to five courses may be taken by distance learning; however, four consecutive fall/spring semesters are required to meet Greek requirements.

Graduation Requirements

The Master of Arts degree is conferred on students who satisfactorily complete the course of study outlined in the catalog and the following requirements.

  1. Complete at least 30 credit hours, including all courses required for this program of study.
  2. Earn a 3.00 grade point average at Pensacola Theological Seminary and receive at least a “C-” in all courses.
  3. Complete the residence requirements at Pensacola Theological Seminary.
  4. Complete a Petition for Graduation form in the Records Office no later than registration for the first class of the summer of anticipated graduation or by the end of the drop/add period of the fall or spring semester of anticipated graduation. (Graduation fees are assessed based on stated anticipated graduation date.)
  5. Settle all financial obligations to the Seminary.

All graduation requirements must be completed prior to participation in Commencement. If a student has completed the graduation requirements and is on campus, he must participate in Commencement.