1-2 years (full-time)
Online OR Hybrid
If you want to grow in your ability to more accurately understand the Bible, to more appropriately apply the Bible to your life and culture, and to more clearly and creatively communicate the Bible, this program is for you.
Our master’s degree in biblical studies is designed to provide you with the opportunity to pursue an integrated program of study in Bible and theology. In this program, you’ll gain understanding of and appreciation for deeper biblical truths that will transform your mind with a goal of motivating you to sacrificial ministry and service within the contexts of church and community, (Romans 12:1-2).
LBC | Capital’s MABS program is designed to offer the students a biblical and theological foundation in three different concentrations (Bible Exposition, Christian Apologetics, Theology), so that students are prepared to teach God’s Word more accurately and clearly. While some students will pursue additional degrees, others will minister directly in a variety of formal and informal venues. While the courses are all designed with the highest quality in mind, these courses can be taken in either a more convenient online format or in a more personally interactive blended format.
Receive up to 12 credits of advanced standing
While there are no residency requirements for an online course, there is a two-day residency requirement for a blended course.
Transfer up to 50% of a degree from an outside institution
Biblical & Theological Foundations 15 Credits
Biblical Skills Development 15 Credits
Concentrations 12 Credits
Electives 6 Credits
View the Academic Catalog for the complete curriculum plan, course descriptions and complete program details.
Hybrid courses include a required in-person two-day residency that provides a unique opportunity for students and professors to interact face-to-face within a learning community. These residencies also offer natural opportunities for ministry networking, informal peer interactions and creative learning activities.
ONLINE courses offer the flexibility of not requiring an in-person residency. Online students can interact with peers and professors through optional weekly synchronous online meetings. Online courses also allow students to pursue their degrees from anywhere in the world.
The program is delivered in a blended and accelerated model that allows life-engaged adult learners to complete an advanced degree without uprooting life at home and work. Students participate in a learning community that blends online education with in-class residencies. A typical course is 8 weeks in length. Additionally, you can:
The Master of Biblical Studies program will prepare you for a wide range of service and/or ministry contexts. Here’s just a sampling of careers where our MABS alumni serve:
By combining the general MABS plan with one of these concentrations, you can customize your course of study to better meet your educational goals. With the strategic use of available electives, these concentrations provide students with unique opportunities to gain knowledge and develop skills within specific domains and disciplines.
All concentrations are currently available in the hybrid modality.
*Only these concentrations are available as blended at our D.C. Location.
This concentration effectively equips pastors, elders, lay teachers, youth leaders, and para-church leaders who desire to sharpen their skills for expository communication of the scriptures.
This concentration prepares students to think critically about the various religious and non-religious belief systems that challenge the truth of Christianity. It equips them to effectively engage any person or thought-system with the truth of the Christian faith.
Students choosing to earn a concentration in Christian Apologetics will take the following courses:
This concentration equips Christian leaders for ministry by providing them with an advanced framework for thinking theologically, an understanding of the development of Christian theology from its origins to the present, and opportunities for focused research into various topics and issues in systematic, historical, and biblical theology.
Students choosing to earn a concentration in Theology will take the following courses: