Master of Arts in Biblical Studies


Alliance Theological Seminary (ATS) offers a master’s degree in Biblical Studies  that can be earned either onsite or online. This Biblical Studies degree is designed to provide students with an enhanced understanding of biblical and theological studies for personal development and pedagogical enrichment. The program integrates biblical exposition with theology to equip students for transformative ministry. 

Why Study Biblical Studies at ATS?
  • Our program lays a foundation for ministry, both personally and professionally.

  • You’ll gain an enhanced understanding of the Bible through studying it in its original social and historical contexts.

  • Our program integrates biblical exposition with theology to equip you for transformative ministry.

  • You’ll have the opportunity to study both Old and New Testament books in depth.

What Will I Study?
  • Spiritual formation

  • Biblical theology

  • Historical and cultural frameworks for interpreting the Bible

  • Exegetical and hermeneutical methods for interpreting the Bible

  • The integration of biblical truths and theology with cultural contextualization

Career Opportunities

The Master of Arts in Biblical Studies is ideal for those who feel called to preaching, teaching, or discipling other believers as a part of church ministry or missions.  

Key Faculty

Dr. Christopher Dost

Assistant Professor of Old Testament

Phone: 7587
Ph.D., M.Phil., M.A. The Jewish Theological Seminary; M.A. Alliance Theological Seminary; B.A. Western CT State Univ.

Dr. Ronald Walborn

Vice President and Dean of Alliance Theological Seminary & the College of Bible and Christian Ministry

Phone: 5716
D.Min. Fuller Theological Seminary; M.Div. Alliance Theological Seminary; B.A. Nyack College

Dr. Wanda Walborn

Director/Spiritual Formation

Phone: 4457
Ph.D. Western Seminary; M.A. Alliance Theological Seminary; B.A. Nyack College


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Credits:  36
Standard Completion Time:  2 years
Specialized Accreditations:  Association of Theological Schools, NYSED (New York State Education Department), Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools 


“The Biblical Studies master’s program at ATS has broadened my knowledge of God, scripture, self, and ministry. The faculty and other students connect the technical or ethereal with the practical and applicable in each course and unit of study. The online environment lends itself to both serious scholarship and community learning. While I am currently a grateful student, I am well on my way to becoming a proud alumnus.” Rev. Mark Haywood, Class of 2017