Master of Arts in Bible Exposition

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The purpose of this degree is to strengthen the full-time Christian worker or earnest layman who hungers for 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, and
  • evaluate current issues affecting ministry in light of biblical teaching.

This program focuses on a mastery of the messages of the verbally inspired Scriptures. Students study biblical truth as a whole, explore key topics in more depth, and learn practical church and school concepts for a well-rounded ministry.

Admission Requirements

See General Admission Requirements. Bible Exposition students are not required to have majored in Bible on the undergraduate level.

Residence Requirements

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

All coursework may be completed via distance learning. Courses are also offered on campus during the fall and spring semesters and summer sessions.

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.

  • Complete at least 30 credit hours, including all courses required for this program of study.
  • Earn a 3.00 grade point average at Pensacola Theological Seminary and receive at least a “C-” in all courses.
  • Complete the residence requirements at Pensacola Theological Seminary.
  • 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.)
  • 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.