Master of Arts Degree

The Master of Arts (M.A.) degree program in Biblical Studies is available for graduate level students with an undergraduate Biblical degree. To earn the masters degree, they must complete at least 57 quarter units as follows: 15 graduate level core courses for 45 quarter units, prepare and defend an acceptable thesis/project for 6 quarter units, compete 3 quarters of Student Ministry (1 unit per five academic courses at BCBC, requiring active involvement in Christian service under the mentorship of a local pastor for a minimum of 30 hours of service/quarter.  Students without undergraduate Hebrew or Greek must make up the Hebrew and/or Greek requirements as a prerequisite to entering the graduate program.

A Master of Arts (M.A.) degree program in Biblical Studies is also available for graduate level students with an undergraduate degree in a subject other than Biblical Studies. To earn the masters degree, they must complete at least 57 graduate quarter units as follows: 15 graduate level core courses for 45 quarter units, prepare and defend an acceptable thesis/project for 6 quarter units, compete 6 quarters of Student Ministry (1 unit per five academic courses at BCBC, requiring active involvement in Christian service under the mentorship of a local pastor for a minimum of 30 hours of service/quarter.  In addition, they must also complete 45 undergraduate quarter credits as follows: 12 quarter units in Biblical Studies (including Bible Interpretation), 9 quarter units in Systematic Theology, 9 quarter units of introductory NT Greek and 9 quarter units in introductory OT Hebrew.

For more details, download our Academic Catalog in PDF format by  clicking on the following link →  BCBC Academic Catalog 2018-2019

To track your progress, download our Master of Arts Degree Checklist in PDF format by clicking on the following link → M.A. Degree Requirements