The Master of Arts in Religion is an academic program involving 1 year of specialized study beyond the baccalaureate-degree level. The MA in Religion degree is offered with these orientations: (1) Research Orientation which requires a thesis and a modern language relevant to the student's research, usually French or German; and (2) General Academic Orientation, which requires comprehensive examinations.
The purpose of this program is to provide specialized training within the broader setting of the various disciplines of the Seminary. Students may choose an area of emphasis from those listed below:
-Archaeology and History of Antiquity
-Biblical-Theological Studies (Affiliation and
Extensions Program only)
-Biblical and Cognate Languages
-Inter-testamental (Jewish) Studies
-Jewish and Muslim Faiths
-New Testament Studies
-Old Testament Studies
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International Student Requirements:
If English is not the first language and/or not the language of instruction in secondary and post-secondary study,a minimum TOEFL score of 550 on the paper-based test or 213 in the computer based test, or a MELAB score of 80, is required.