The Masters in Biblical Studies (MABS) program at Wheaton College is designed to give you a broad-based knowledge of the Bible that can be taken back to your workplace, your small group, or your church to help you build up the body of Christ. You will examine the biblical text within both its historic and modern worldwide contexts, explore the themes of all the books of the Bible, learn how to interpret passages, and appreciate the Bible as literature.
You will gain the academic skills necessary for advanced study and service in the church and society through formation in three interrelated areas: biblical and theological knowledge; academic skills and critical reflection; and Christian life and service. Our graduate programs are committed to stimulating learning that bears fruit in lives of faithful thinking and witness for Christ and His kingdom.
You will discuss key positions within the evangelical global church in a community that values charitable conversation. Together you and your peers will wrestle through the hard questions of faith with faculty willing to walk alongside you to find answers in evangelical theology and exegesis.
Geared for students from Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, the MA in Biblical Studies degree is offered in a cohort model where students stay together as a group throughout a three-year program which includes weekly in-person evening classes and two short intensive courses each year.
The cohort model means that your fellow students will be with you for three years, allowing you to develop deep life relationships with others who are hungry to expand their biblical knowledge for Christ and His kingdom.