Master of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies

Tuition is $199/hour and no technology fee!

The Master of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies online is designed for the student who wishes to pursue an advanced degree in biblical studies. The program will benefit those in the ministry as well as laypersons who wish to develop a better understanding of theology.

Partnership with Third Millennium Ministries

Belhaven University has partnered with Third Millennium Ministries to offer this world-class biblical and theological studies graduate degree. This partnership combines Belhaven’s care and commitment to students with Thirdmill's innovative multimedia curriculum and goal to provide Christian education to hundreds of thousands of pastors around the world who lack sufficient training for ministry.  Both Belhaven and Thirdmill will give students access to an engaged and attentive faculty.

Who would benefit from the Masters in Biblical and Theological Studies online degree?

  • Those preparing for part-time or full-time ministry.
  • Those who presently serve in ministry who could benefit from a Biblical and theological foundation.
  • Lay people who want a foundation in Biblical and Theological Studies.
  • Anyone interested in learning more about Bible and theology.

The Master of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies can be completed 100% online, and consists of 36 graduate hours of coursework. Students will take courses in Biblical Theology, Old and New Testament, Hermeneutics and Systematic Theology.

Admission Information:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited college or university with a 2.5 cumulative GPA or have earned 9 hours of graduate credit with a B in each course.
  • Applicants who do not meet the regular admission requirements, but show the potential for success in the Master of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies program, may be admitted on a conditional basis. The student should submit an essay and 2 letters of recommendation for review by the program committee. Students admitted on a conditional basis to the Master of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies program must earn a 3.00 grade point average in the first six semester hours of graduate work to continue in the program.
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These rates are for August 1, 2021 through July 31, 2023.

Tuition and Fees Per Credit Hour
Graduate MABTS (Master of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies) $199

* As these courses are deeply discounted, there are no additional discounts (military, first responder, education, etc.) for this program.

Visit the Scholarship, Discounts and Fees web page to view other fees and the cost estimate calculator.

We look forward to receiving your application!  Please follow the steps on the How Do I Apply page to see how easy it is to submit your application to Belhaven University. Please note, there is a required $99 application fee for this program that is added to your first bill; this fee is not able to be waived.

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