Masters in Biblical Studies

Degree in Biblical Studies (MABS)


Why Earn a MA in Biblical Studies through Capital Seminary & Graduate School?

Understand God's Word

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. We focus on the head, heart, and hands of students preparing for a leadership role in multiple ministry contexts.

What Makes our Program Different?

The program is delivered in a blended, accelerated, cohort-based 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 6 weeks in length and is comprised of 5 weeks of online work and two days of residency. Additionally, you can:

  • Earn your degree from a college that the Wall Street Journal ranked 3rd in the nation for career preparation. 
  • Study at an accredited Bible college.
  • Learn from experienced and caring faculty who actively serve in ministry.

Concentrations Offered:

“All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness . . . ” - 2 Timothy 3:16–17

In This Program, Students Will…

  • A foundational knowledge of the narrative, content, and interpretation of the Bible for the purposes of the development of a biblical worldview.
  • The skill sets necessary in effectively communicating the Scriptures.
  • The skills necessary in the process of personal spiritual formation and discipleship of others.
  • The character and competencies necessary to be an authentic servant leader.
  • The skills necessary to study the Bible using the tools of biblical interpretation and language study.
  • Experiential learning and research skills for maintaining life-long education.

Curriculum Plan

MA in Biblical Studies (48 Credits)

Biblical and Theological Studies: 12 Credits
Ministry Praxis: 6 Credits
Biblical Languages:  12 Credits
Concentration Courses:   12 Credits
Open Electives: 6 Credits


View the CATALOG for the complete curriculum plan, course descriptions, and further detail about this program.

Hear from a Student:  Master's

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"I chose Capital because it was accessible, affordable, practical and theologically solid. It was a balanced, comprehensive program that fit my life. I was also learning things that I was able to apply immediately. I came out of the class on The Life & Work of the Leader and taught it to my elders within a week!"

- Doug Logan ('16)

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Samuel Harbin

Chair of Bible & Theology Department

"I want my students to deeply appreciate the importance of the gospel for every aspect of their life and ministry." — Dr. Harbin

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Dr. Douglas Finkbeiner

Professor

"It is my great joy to know Christ and to minister His Word to others for His glory." — Dr. Douglas Finbeiner

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Dr. Mark Farnham

Program Director, MABS in Christian Apologetics

"Young pastors face a far more complex world than previous generations, so be sure you get the best possible preparation for ministry." — Dr. Farnham

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Dr. Carl Sanders

Program Director, MABS in Cultural Engagement

"quote needed" — Dr. Sanders

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Lancaster Bible College|Capital Seminary & Graduate School is an equal opportunity institution that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex (except where sex is a bona fide occupational qualification), ancestry, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, admission to and enrollment with the College.