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Master of Arts in Biblical Studies

The Master of Arts (M.A.) degree is a two-year professional degree that focuses upon advanced studies in the Word of God. The M.A. in Biblical Studies requires a basic academic core that includes 27 semester hours of biblical studies, 18 semester hours of theological & historical studies, 12 semester hours of practical ministry studies, and 3 semester hours of field education.

This program is ideally suited to persons who seek greater biblical and theological knowledge, but who do not desire to become pastors. Additionally, pastors who are already established in ministry and have earned a bachelor's degree in religion may desire the M.A. for further study and recognition.

Students who have previously earned a bachelor's degree in biblical/theological studies may achieve up to 9 hours of advanced standing toward the Master of Arts in Biblical Studies.

 

Degree Outcomes

Upon completion of this program students will:

Demonstrate a general knowledge of the Bible including a synthesis understanding of the major books.

Understand the Christian faith in its biblical, historical, and theological dimensions, and in its contemporary implications.

Evidence an increasing likeness to Christ as manifested in love for God, love for others, and evidence of the fruit of the Spirit.

Demonstrate an increasing involvement in the local church or other ministries with which they are associated.

Dentify, evaluate, and design effective strategies for leadership and discipleship training and spiritual nurturing for the local church and its surrounding communities.

Articulate major doctrines, historical perspectives, and theological issues including those related to spiritual renewal as they bear on Christian life and mission.

 

Dean of Graduate Dept.

Dr. Georage Winney

office : 308

george.winney@buc.edu

 

  

Chair of Theology Dept.

Dr. Kyung Lan Suh

office : 311

kyungsuh@buc.edu

714-683-1374(x1005)


 

Curriculum

Master of Arts in Biblical Studies : Total 60 Hours

Biblical Studies : 27 Hours

Required - 21 hours

Electives - 6 hours

Course

hours

GBIB 502 OT Introduction
GBIB 507 NT Introduction
GBIB 512 Biblical Hermeneutics
GBIB 540 Poetical Books
GBIB 560 Gospels
GBIB 530 Pentateuch
GBIB 570 Romans

3
3
3
3
3
3
3

Upper Division Bible
/ Theology

 

Theological/Historical Studies : 18 Hours

Required - 12 hours

Electives - 6 hours

Course

hours

GTH 501 Church History
GTH 511 Pentecostal History/Theology
GTH 541 Systematic Theology I
GTH 542 Systematic Theology II

3
3
3
3

Upper Division Bible
/ Theology

 

Practical Ministry Studies : 12 Hours

Required - 24 hours

Electives - 3 hours

Course

hours

GMIN 530 Pastoral Servant Leadship
GMIN 532 Counseling Ministry
GMIN 534 Educational MInistry in the Church

3
3
3

Upper Division Bible
/ Theology

 

Field Education : 3 Hours

Course

hours

GMIN 590A Supervised Ministry IA
GMIN 591A Supervised Ministry IIA
GMIN 592A Supervised Ministry IIIA

1
1
1

 


 

Faculty Members

Faculty Members of Graduate in Theology

Suh, Kyung Lan Ph.D. Fuller Theological Seminary
 M.A. Fuller Theological Seminary
 M.A. Talbot School of Theology
 M.S. Yonsei University
 B.S. Ewha Womans University  
 
 

Winney, Georg

 Ph.D. Candidate Biola University
 D.Min. Talbot School of Theology
 M.Div. Liberty University
 M.A. Liberty University
 B.A. Global University
 
 
Song, Yil Ph.D. Claremont Graduate University
 M.A. Claremont Graduate University
 M.Div. Presbyterian College and Theological Seminary
 B.A. Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
 
 
Bae, Hyun Sung Ph. D. Birmingham University
 M.A. Birmingham University
 Th.M. Seoul Methodist Theological Seminary
 M.Div. Youngsan Theological Seminary
 

 

Kim, Sun IckPh. D. Candidate Claremont Graduate University (2005)
 Th. M. Princeton Theological Seminary (1996)
 M.A. New Brunswick Theological Seminary (1996)
 M. Div. Presbyterian Theological Seminary (1993)
 B.S. Yonsei University