College of
Biblical Studies

 

Learn within an active archeaological community

 

The TSU College of Biblical Studies awards degrees at the graduate and doctoral levels (see the Undergraduate Degree Programs Fact Sheet for bachelor’s degree overviews). Committed to the Divine inspiration and authority of the Bible, the College offers a rich variety of courses, supported by faculty members who are qualified in and dedicated to their teaching disciplines. Members of the College’s international faculty routinely participate in lectures, seminars and symposia held at the TSU campus in Albuquerque and other venues.

Degree Programs

College of Biblical Studies Fact Sheet

Master of Arts/Divinity

MA Requirements

48 Total Semester Credit Hours (SCH)


A bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) including 35 SCH general studies (or equivalent)


Biblical languages are not required, but are highly recommended

MDiv Requirements

66 Total Semester Credit Hours (SCH)


A bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)


Biblical languages are not required, but are highly recommended

Core Courses

All courses are 3 SCH 

BS511 Biblical Hermeneutics

BS521 Christian Apologetics

BS620 OT: Pentateuch

BS621 OT: Historical Books

BS623 OT: Wisdom Literature & Psalms

BS624 OT: Prophetic Literature

BS610 Intertestamental History and NT Context

BS611 NT: Gospels & Acts

BS612 NT: Letters & Revelation

Elective Courses

All courses are 3 SCH, courses may also be selected from other TSU Colleges.

BS512 Biblical Exegesis and Exposition

BS531 OT Backgrounds

BS532 OT Book Exposition

BS533 Old Testament Survey

BS672 New Testament Textual Criticism

BS681 Thinking Critically About the Old Testament

BS682 Thinking Critically About the New Testament

BS692 NT Book Exposition

Doctor of Philosophy or Ministry

Requirements

45 Total Semester Credit Hours (SCH)


A relevant master’s degree or equivalent including all the courses listed in the archeology MA track.


A good working knowledge of both biblical Hebrew and Greek as demonstrated by course work and/or personal evaluation may be required, depending on the area of concentration.

 

Section 1

15 SCH:

Doctoral Reading & Research in major focus area (as assigned by Academic Advisor in consultation with the Dean)

 

Section 2

15 SCH:

Doctoral Seminars in major focus area (as assigned by Academic Advisor in consultation with the Dean)

Section 3

15 SCH:

BS985 Dissertation/Project: Writing, Defense, & Publication