Credits hours

36 USA

ECTS

Average equivalent 96 ECTS*

Modes of Study

Research Mentor interaction Student practical learning requirements

Further Learning opportunities

After completing this course, the student can: Enhance his graduate degree by taking any of the graduate certificates available progress towards an M.Div. progress towards  a doctoral degree
Master of Arts in Biblical Studies

MQF/EQF Level 7

Assessment

Unit research essays according to module requirements. Final research paper Student learning requirement evaluation

Master of Arts in Biblical Studies Course modules

Core Courses for MA degree —15 credits

BIB 6293 Hermeneutics: God’s Message and Its Meaning 3 Credit hours (ECTS 8) BNT 6043 Pneumatology in Lucan Literature 3 Credit hours (ECTS 8) LDR 5013 Foundations for Christian Leadership 3 Credit hours( ECTS 8) MIS 5013 The Biblical Theology of Missions 3 Credit hours (ECTS 8) RES 5023 Graduate Research and Writing: Principles and Practice  3 Credit hours (ECTS 8)

Thesis Option

Plan-specific Courses for Biblical Studies Program: Broad Field Plan—12 credits BNT 5183 Acts as History and Theology 3 BIB 5543 Foundations of Biblical Language  3 BIB 6926 Thesis: Biblical Studies 6 General Elective Courses—9 credits RES 6913 Research Methodology 3 Any two courses from any division 6 Total Credits 36

Non-Thesis Option

Plan-specific Courses for Biblical Studies Program: Broad Field Plan—12 credits BNT 5183 Acts as History and Theology 3 BIB 5543 Foundations of Biblical Language 3 Any two courses from the Biblical Studies division 6 General Elective Courses—9 credits Any three courses from any division 9 Capstone Paper (required for all Master of Arts degrees without a thesis)—No credits Total Credits       36
Grade Content Structure, Style, Syntax 97–100% (A+, superior) 93–96% (A, excellent) 90–92% (A-, excellent) Independent thought; excellent critical awareness; wide and deep knowledge based on thorough research; clearly articulated; solid and viable methodology; some originality in method and/or application of method; completely viable conclusions; keen analysis/synthesis. Clear, concise, and precise; coherent, logical, and interesting; virtually error-free, completely free of major flaws; excellent command of English. 87–89% (B+, good) 83–86% (B, good) Good awareness of, and adequate critical engagement with issues; broad knowledge; viable, if somewhat sketchy, methodology; viable conclusions; can analyze/synthesize. Generally clear, concise and precise, coherent; some minor errors, rare major flaws; good command of English. 80–82% (B-, satisfactory) 77–79% (C+, satisfactory) 73–76% (C, satisfactory) 70–72% (C-, poor) Average awareness of issues; average general knowledge; average critical awareness; generally acceptable conclusions; no particularly creative development. Generally clear and basically coherent; several minor errors; occasional major flaws; relatively good command of English. Below 70% (F, failing as submitted; may request a revision) Minimal awareness of issues; gaps in general knowledge; inadequate critical ability; weak methodology; absence of creativity; conclusions that do not follow easily from discussion. Some gaps in coherence; numerous minor errors; several major flaws; fair command of English. Below 70% (F, failing) Little or no awareness of issues; major gaps in general knowledge; no critical awareness; weak methodology; no relationship between method and discussion. Often incoherent; numerous minor errors; numerous major flaws.

Grading Rubric

*3 USA credits are 201 hrs: average of 67x3 per credit hour. This equals the average of 8 ECTS (201/25)

Elective Courses

Graduate School of the Bible
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