Biblical Studies

Master of Arts

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The Master of Arts in Biblical Studies (MABS) program is a research-intensive graduate program designed for those who desire to enhance their preaching or teaching of the Bible. Graduates will be prepared to teach Bible and Theology at a college or Christian University or serve as leaders in a ministry. Those who earn an MABS will be able to pursue a language-based research PhD.

3 Year Program
Available Online


  • Articulate an in-depth understanding of selected books of the Bible
  • Demonstrate a competence in the exegesis of the Hebrew and Greek biblical texts
  • Learn to interpret the Bible consistently with a literal, grammatical, contextual, and historical hermeneutic
  • Explain the tenets of Bible Doctrine and evaluate theological trends of major significance
  • Formulate an analysis and evaluation of graduate-level research on a biblical or theological subject by composing a paper using clear English and standard procedures
  • Demonstrate a general knowledge of of the content and critical issues in the Old and New Testaments from a conservative perspective
  • Admissions Requirements

    • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognized college or university
    • GPA of 2.5 or higher
    • Autobiographical essay giving testimony of salvation and reason for applying to the program
    • Read and sign the Piedmont Divinity School Admission Agreement
    • Official transcripts from all previously attended schools
    • Completed application with Carolina University
    • Two letters of recommendation