Western Seminary offers the Master of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies degree for students seeking specialized, graduate, theological education. The M.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies program focuses upon graduate level education in the biblical and theological disciplines. It is ideal for students with various academic goals including individuals with a Bible school background who have been in full- time ministry for five years or more and realize the need for graduate study in theological and biblical disciplines; persons seeking a solid theological education to enhance their chosen professions and prepare them to fill a vital lay ministry role; students building a solid academic foundation for doctoral studies; and for men and women serving with parachurch organizations or other specialized ministries who desire advanced biblical/theological competency.
The program is not recommended for those preparing for a ministry where ordination is expected or required (e.g., the pastorate, chaplaincy, evangelism, and church planting) or for those who anticipate subsequent Doctor of Ministry studies.
Western Seminary is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), and the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).
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