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.
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:
“All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness…” – 2 Timothy 3:16–17
View the CATALOG for the complete curriculum plan, course descriptions, and further detail about this program.
“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)
Douglas Finkbeiner, Ph.D.
Professor and M.A.B.S. Director
“It is my great joy to know Christ and to minister His Word to others for His glory.” — Dr. FinkbeinerRead Bio
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
D.Min., Denver Seminary
Th.M., Calvary Baptist Seminary
M.Div., Calvary Baptist Seminary
Samuel Harbin, D.Min.
Professor, 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. HarbinRead Bio
D.Min., Dallas Theological Seminary,
M.Div., Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary,
B.A., Indiana Baptist College, Pastoral Studies
Hobbies: Indiana Hoosiers basketball, playing stringed instruments, woodworking, hunting
“Him (Christ) we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.” (Col. 1:28)
Mark Farnham, Ph.D.
Professor, MABS in Christian Apologetics Program Director
“Young pastors face a far more complex world than previous generations, so be sure you get the best possible preparation for ministry.” — Dr. FarnhamRead Bio
Ph.D., Westminster Theological Seminary, Apologetics
Th.M.,Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, New Testament
M.Div., Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary, Pastoral Ministry
B.A., Maranatha Baptist Bible College, Pastoral Studies
Hobbies: Hiking, fishing, travel, history, New England sports teams
Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me. Colossians 1:28-29 (ESV)