M.A. On Campus

Biblical Studies

Asbury Theological Seminary

24 months
692 USD/credit 20760 USD/year
692 USD/credit 20760 USD/year
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Asbury Seminary’s 60-hour Master of Arts Biblical Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary prepares you to pursue knowledge in the practical Christian disciplines needed for teaching in congregations, para-church organizations, Christian institutions or for pursuing a postgraduate degree. 


Upon completing your Biblical Studies degree at Asbury Theological Seminary, you’ll have a fresh understanding of biblical studies, coupled with a renewed love for God and neighbor developed through knowledge, practice and service.

As you complete your degree, you’ll be able to

  • Cultivate holy love of God and neighbor through both knowledge and practice in the Christian disciplines of service and grace.
  • Master and integrate the biblical canon  with literary, historical and hermeneutical tools for a holistic study of passages, methodology, genres and themes.
  • Analyze and present biblical and theological insights into contemporary and canonical contexts.
  • Describe the means whereby one may arrive at a biblical view of the inspiration and authority of the Scriptures.

This degree is available in a both on campus and on-line format. 

Study online. Complete your degree without leaving home by taking a portion of your classes online and completing the remaining through on-campus intensives.

Study on campus. Complete your degree in one of our three locations—Kentucky, Florida or Memphis. Choose to work through your degree in either a residential or urban ministry format or cohort model.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Vocation of Ministry
  • Missional Formation
  • Elementary 
  • New Testament 
  • Old Testament 
  • Basic Christian Doctrine 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application 
  • $50 non-refundable Application Fee
  • Accredited baccalaureate degree
  • The M.A. [BS] program requires a 3.0/4.0 cumulative GPA
  • Official transcripts from all schools where classes were taken for more than one semester
  • Personal history essay  (1050-1500 words) 350-500 words per question.
  • Four references completed on the Admissions Office form at, including a pastoral reference (required) and a professor or academic administrator reference (recommended). Laity or personal acquaintances are accepted.
  • For applicants whose primary language is not English, a TOEFL score of 550 (79 internet-based) or an IELTS score of 7.
  • Background Check
  • A personal interview may be required upon request by the Admissions Committee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 692 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    20760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 692 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Willow Street

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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