Our program checklist breaks this program into modules and lists the courses required for each module. Depending on how many classes you want to take each semester, the average MA New Testament student completes the program in 2-4 years. The average full-time student takes 12 credits per semester; the average part-time student takes six credits per semester.
The following document is a sample of how you might arrange courses for the Master of Arts in New Testament degree program. We encourage you to arrange your course plan in a way that will fit your own desired course loads, interests and available dates and times.
Student Learning Objectives
Students who complete the Master of Arts in New Testament curriculum will be able to:
- Conduct basic biblical interpretation and application with reference to the English Bible texts.
- State a basic understanding of the primary elements of Christian theology.
- Demonstrate basic knowledge, values and competencies associated with spiritual, worldview and leadership formation.
New Testament Specialization
- Translate the Greek New Testament with the use of lexical tools.
- Apply exegetical procedures to the New Testament text.
- Make interpretive judgments with an understanding of the various genres of the New Testament.
- Demonstrate research and writing skills in New Testament studies.
Note: Graduates of this degree program have the option to receive their diploma from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary or Cornerstone University.