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Master of Arts in Biblical Studies


The Bachelor of Arts in Religion is a four-year degree program providing students with professional training for ministry at a college level. The degree offers a solid grounding in the Biblical Theology, Bible doctrine, and the practices of ministry within an emphasis of Pentecostal heritage. Along with a broad educational component, the curriculum enables students to formulate a biblical worldview and a biblical mindset for life. The Bachelor in Religion degree program allows students to focus upon an area of concentration that will best prepare them for the ministry of their choice. The Religion degree with specialized concentrations provides the student with the foundational professional training necessary for vocational ministry or for the entrance into a professional master's program.

We offer two emphasis

  • Biblical Studies is a scholarly presentation of the witness to faith and of the theological views of the biblical writers in the context of the covenant people, Israel, and the early Church. Courses deal with biblical background and history, ethics and doctrines, and proper methods of interpretation.

  • The Christian Education concentration is designed to equip students to serve local churches and parachurch agencies through teaching and discipling people of various ages.

What can I do with this degree?

With a BA in Biblical Studies, you will have the necessary skills and training to preach and teach the bible on various platforms. Whether it be in a church context, outdoor setting, our on the mission field. You will also develop techniques for the art of ministry that will enable you for the work in ministry with career paths such as:

  • Senior Pastor

  • Professor of Theology

  • Hospice Chaplin 

  • Missionary

With a BA in Christian Education, you will be equipped with essential leadership skills and Christian educational knowledge that will open doors in fields such as:

with titles such as, but not limited to:

  • Christian Counseling 

  • Christian Coaching

  • Community Develop Work  

  • Education (Teaching 

  • Children’s Ministry 

  • Youth Ministry 

What are the degree outcomes?

Upon completion of this program students will:​

  • Know the historical background of the Old and New Testaments so that they may understand the context in which each book was written.

  • Understand the relationship between the Old and New Testament and how God has progressively revealed Himself.

  • Demonstrate a conscious understanding of the argument and general content of each book in the Bible.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the historical development of theological concepts so as to maintain theological balance.

  • Be able to think systematically through the teachings of Scripture in light of the whole written counsel of God.

  • Present a Christian apologetic through an understanding of a biblical theology.

  • Integrate the truths of the Scriptures into life and communicate them to the world.

What unique experiences or opportunities will I have? 

  • A deeper relationship with God 

  • Building a creating network of community 

  • Ministerial opportunities of serving the local church and community

What kind of courses will I take?

  • GBIB 503       OT Overview & Application

  • GBIB 508       NT Overview & Application

  • GBIB 512       Biblical Hermeneutics

  • GMIN 530      Pastoral Servant Leadship

  • GMIN 532      Counseling Ministry

  • GMIN 534      Educational MInistry in the Church


Dr. George Winney
Chair of Graduate Theology

If you feel the calling to serve the Lord at a greater capacity at the local church or aboard, our program is for you. There is an increasing demand for highly trained ministers capable of facing today's special programs and spiritual needs. Please contact me to find out more about our program. 

Email: George,


Ronnie Tejada

One thing that I love the most about Bethesda University is the availability of the Spirit-filled online biblical and theological studies. Many schools out there offers online programs as well, but I really appreciate that Bethesda University made it sure that the pentecostal/full gospel perspective of studying the Bible/Christianity are available from its curriculum.

2 Years
Standard Duration

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Total Program Credits

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Bethesda University is accredited by TRACS and ABHE