Biblical Studies, M.A. | Catholic University of America | Washington, D. C., United States
12 months
52190 USD/year
52190 USD/year
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The goal of the master's program from Catholic University of America is to expand and deepen the student's initial education in Biblical Studies. It prepares students to engage in independent research in various domains pertinent to the study of Scripture, such as Old Testament, New Testament, Septuagint Studies, Ancient Languages and more.


The Biblical Studies degree from Catholic University of America promotes a thorough and rigorous foundation for further graduate studies in the area of Biblical Studies and Ancient Languages.


A major focus of the M.A. program is the emphasis on learning modern languages (German or French) and ancient languages. M.A. students must demonstrate proficiency in German or French.

Students must also demonstrate proficiency in Ancient Languages: Hebrew and Greek. A written comprehensive examination at the conclusion of the coursework will test the student's proficiency in both ancient languages. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • 9 credit hours in advanced Hebrew.
  • 9 credit hours in advanced Greek.
  • 6 credit hours in exegesis (one in OT, one in NT).
  • Six further credits in exegesis or a related area such as theology, archaeology, Semitics, the Ancient Near East, ancient languages.
  • M.A. thesis guidance as needed.
  • A reading knowledge of French or German demonstrated in accordance with school norms.
  • A written comprehensive examination at the conclusion of the coursework.
  • An M.A. thesis or, with the approval of the academic area director, two seminar papers.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


29 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree, preferably in an area related to biblical studies or theology. Students with little or no background in theology and religious studies will be asked to take additional courses in these subjects at the 600 level as needed.
  • 6 credit hours in introductory Hebrew.
  • 6 credit hours in elementary and intermediate Biblical Greek.
  • Every International applicant needs to return a completed application.
  • Submit a $60 nonrefundable application fee. Payment must be in the form of a check or money order payable in U.S. currency to The Catholic University of America.
  • Demonstrate English language proficiency
  • Submit confirmation of financial support
  • Submit secondary school report with translated transcripts
  • Receive your admission packet with visa information

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    52190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26095 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    52190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26095 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

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