Westminster Seminary California
 
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Master of Arts (Biblical Studies)

With the Reformers, we cry, “Sola scriptura,” acknowledging that Scripture alone is our authority over the life of faith. As students prepare for both ecclesiastical and secular vocations, we believe there is no better foundation than a thorough knowledge of God’s Word. At Westminster Seminary California, the study of Scripture is founded upon an understanding of the biblical languages, Greek and Hebrew, equipping graduates with the tools to study the Bible in the language of its authors, thus enhancing their ability to properly exegete and apply the Word of God.

Purposes

  • Enable students to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to correctly interpret the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments
  • Prepare students to read and exegete the Greek and Hebrew text
  • Prepare graduates for graduate research opportunities in Old or New Testament studies; or, with further practical training, to use their biblical knowledge in such ministries as teaching, missions, counseling, or lay church leadership

Objectives

  • Apply knowledge of the biblical languages, historical circumstances, and literary and theological interrelationships to exegete Scripture accurately
  • Analyze contemporary trends in biblical interpretation with discernment

Course Requirements

26 units Biblical Studies
10 units Systematic Theology & Apologetics
2 units Church History
10 units Elective
2 units Graduate Theological Writing and Bibliography
2 units Historical Theology
52 units Total Degree Units
20 units Greek and Hebrew Languages
72 units Total Units Including Biblical Languages

Specific course requirements for the Master of Arts (Biblical Studies) program can be found in the WSC Catalogue.