Trinity Western University - School of Graduate Studies

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Program Information

School:Trinity Western University - School of Graduate Studies
Faculty:Faculty of Graduate Studies
Degree:Master
Field of Study:Bible/Biblical Studies
Description:The Master of Arts in Biblical Studies program is a specialized academic program led by expert faculty who prepare students to interpret Scripture and to investigate major issues that attend biblical studies. Faculty and students engage in original research and together critically examine biblical and related primary texts in their original languages (e.g.biblical manuscripts, the Dead Sea Scrolls, papyri, inscriptions, early rabbinica, pseudepigrapha). Students engage with visiting scholars and the best scholarly literature by means of colloquia and department-sponsored seminars and learn to formulate their own written contributions to the scholarly conversations in a style that is both professional and compelling.
URL:Biblical Studies at Trinity Western University - School of Graduate Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $20,100
National: $20,100

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Applicants with a B.A. in Biblical Studies that includes 42 credit hours of Biblical Studies coursework with 2 years of Biblical Hebrew and 2 years of Biblical Greek or applicants with an M.Div. (or equivalent degree) may apply for direct admission into the Graduate Year of the M.A. in Biblical Studies. Applicants with an undergraduate degree in another discipline may apply for admission into the Qualifying Year(s). Students thus admitted will have status as graduate students while completing required qualifying coursework in Biblical Studies (up to 42 credit hours including 2 years of Biblical Hebrew and 2 years of Biblical Greek). A Minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 (or B), in the last two years of the B.A. (predominantly upper level courses) is required; 12 semester hours of upper level courses in the major in the final two years must be minimally 3.5 (or B+). A recent written sample of work in the area of Biblical Studies, normally a research paper produced in the last two years of the B.A. program must be submitted. Papers specifically prepared for application will also be accepted.

    Application Notes : A recent written sample of work in the area of Biblical Studies, normally a research paper produced in the last two years of the B.A. program must be submitted. Papers specifically prepared for application will also be accepted.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Statement of Research Interests
    • Portfolio
    Two letters of reference, one academic and one character.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on August 12, 2019