MASTER OF ARTS IN BIBLICAL STUDIES (MA.B.S)
Master of Arts in Biblical Studies (MA.B.S)
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ABOUT THIS DEGREE PROGRAM: The purpose of the Master’s Degree in the Biblical Studies program is to give students the general working knowledge of the Old and New Testaments. Providing an opportunity for the student to pursue courses that will broaden Biblical understanding and perspective at the Master’s level. Students will participate in the analysis, synthesis and critical evaluation of the Old and New Testaments. Students will develop biblical interpretation skills, and will be able to apply these skills in the use of biblical commentary and similar literature, to do postgraduate research. Students develop research, writing and communication skills, preparing written documents as a result of postgraduate research. Students will make applications of the truths learned in their own lives and Christian service. The program consists of ten online Module/Classes, with emphasis in key Ministry books, key doctrines, and foundational ministry preparation courses; which are the equivalent of thirty hours of study; and Textbook requirements, equivalent of twenty hours of study. Texts should be selected from the list of authorized textbooks listed below. Although all textbooks can be ordered simultaneously, assignments must be submitted one at a time. Once a textbook is read, the 10 to 20 page paper describing what is read should be presented for qualification. A four to five page document is required for each module taken at the seminary site in Holyoke. We are simply asking the students for a summary of the material. Review the How to present your work card in relation to the presentation of work.
ONLINE REQUIREMENTS OF THE DEGREE PROGRAM: The Master of Arts in Biblical Studies program requires a total of 10 Module/Classes, to be completed online. The students will take the Module/Classes and at the end of the class will be ready to take the Quiz/Exam for that class. These requirements are also applied to students on campus, but the classes are presented live with a CUTS professor.
SPECIFIC TEXTBOOKS REQUIREMENTS OF THE DEGREE PROGRAM: The Master of Arts in Biblical Studies degree program requires a total of 50 hours. This consists of ten online courses (30 hours); and life experience, ministry, education, military and/or four textbooks homework (20 hours). Four of the textbooks homework required, must have the essential subjects, chosen from the list of authorized textbooks listed in your Online Virtual Classroom. Up to four of the eight required courses may be optional. The Electives can be chosen from the Electives that appear on the page or in person attendance at the seminar. Up to two of the electives may have Substitute Books. Substitute books must be first submitted for consideration through the alternative form of textbooks.
ABOUT PROGRAM TEXTBOOKS AND MODULE/CLASSES: We are Christ-centered and Bible-based institution. So, it should be an encouragement to know that (CUTS) use well respected textbooks and other learning resources that fit within the general middle of evangelical Biblical teaching and doctrine. Textbooks are carefully selected for both academic and theological appropriateness. It’s usually the theological appropriateness that concerns prospective students. This is certainly understandable, especially in light of the fact that nearly everyone considering enrolling in a program with Christian Union Theological Seminary (CUTS) is already well versed in Bible and Theology, and many are actually advanced teachers and preachers of the Word of God.