M.A. New Testament

The Master of Arts in New Testament degree develops a student’s exegetical and theological competencies for New Testament study. You may use this program as a foundation for advanced education or for Christian service.

Program Details

The 65-credit program consists of:

  • 9 Bible Core credits
  • 15 Theology credits
  • 32 New Testament credits including Greek language courses
  • 9 credits of general electives

The program consists of 64 credit hours and emphasizes the translation and interpretation of the Greek text while also providing an introduction to the disciplines of theology. The program curriculum contains a core of basic studies in Bible and theology and a New Testament specialization, which includes the option of a thesis or general elective credits.

The MA New Testament program tuition is approximately $30,208. Learn more about Costs and Aid.

Degree Outcomes

  • Bible Teacher
  • Bible Translator
  • Christian Ministry
  • Advanced Education
 Gombis quote on New Testament

Course Plan

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:

Core Curriculum

  1. Conduct basic biblical interpretation and application with reference to the English Bible texts.
  2. State a basic understanding of the primary elements of Christian theology.
  3. Demonstrate basic knowledge, values and competencies associated with spiritual, worldview and leadership formation.

New Testament Specialization

  1. Translate the Greek New Testament with the use of lexical tools.
  2. Apply exegetical procedures to the New Testament text.
  3. Make interpretive judgments with an understanding of the various genres of the New Testament.
  4. 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.