Master of Arts in Biblical Studies Online at ATS

Program Highlights
  • Two year degree: 36 credit program, MA in Biblical Studies
  • Fully online: Complete coursework from the comforts of your own home or office
  • Cohort model: Build long-lasting relationships with professors and up to 20 students in your cohort
  • Starts each Fall, Spring, or Summer: Complete in less than 2 years
Benefits of the Online MA in Biblical Studies Degree
  • Fit graduate-level study into your busy lifestyle.
  • Take courses in the comfort of your own home or while traveling.
  • Equip yourself for preaching, teaching, and discipling other believers.
  • Empower personal growth and spiritual transformation.
General Prerequisites
  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
  2. A minimum grade point average of 2.5.
  3. International students: TOEFL score of 80 or higher.
  • The purpose of the MA Biblical Studies degree is to provide students with an enhanced understanding of Biblical studies for personal and pedagogical development by:
    1. laying a foundation for ministry, both personally and professionally,
    2. enhancing Biblical understanding through studying the Bible in its original social and historical contexts,
    3. integrating Biblical exposition with theology to help foster transformative ministry, and
    4. providing opportunities to study both Old and New Testament books in depth.
MABS Mission Statement

The Nyack College / Alliance Theological Seminary online Masters of Arts in Biblical Studies is a fully online 36-credit program designed to provide students with an enhanced understanding of biblical and theological studies for personal development or pedagogical enrichment. The program integrates biblical exposition with theology to equip the student for transformative ministry. It is ideal for those who feel called to preaching, teaching, and discipling other believers as a part of church ministry or missions. (Note that this degree is also offered on-site at ATS’s Rockland and NYC campuses.)

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the program, candidates are expected to have:

  • built an historical and cultural framework for interpreting the biblical text.
  • gained a command of the formation, content, and critical questions related to the literature of the Bible.
  • demonstrated sound exegetical and hermeneutical method in interpreting the text of the Bible.
  • become conversant with the important theological issues of the Bible.