Bible and Theology

Calvin Theological Seminary

M.A. On Campus Online
24 months
514 USD/credit
514 USD/credit
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The Master of Arts in Bible and Theology program at the Calvin Theological Seminary  enriches students’ spiritual lives, their understanding of the Christian faith, and their leadership potential.


This Bible and theology degree program offered by the Calvin Theological Seminary explores the Bible (in English), systematic theology, and church history—all while encouraging your spiritual growth and equipping you for your work in the world.

Students and alumni of this program serve in a wide range of roles: teachers, business leaders, professionals, church workers, and many others.

Have you already taken biblical or theology courses? Turn that knowledge into credit.

  • You may be able to receive up to six hours of credit in the MA program through advanced standing testing for prior study or knowledge in Bible and Theology. Advanced standing means that you have demonstrated competence equivalent to completing one or more of the courses listed below.
  • If granted, advanced standing reduces the number of credit hours needed to complete the degree and can open doors to more courses in your specialization. A student whose undergraduate major was in Biblical Studies, Religion, or Theology may be able to complete the degree in one year of full-time study. See the Academic Program Advisor for more details.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Biblical Interpretation for Ministry
  • Digital Bible Tools for Teaching and Preaching
  • Bible Survey
  • Old Testament Elective Course
  • New Testament Elective Course
  • Theological Education as Formation for Ministry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




39 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Typically a bachelors degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution and have a grade point average of 2.67 (B-) or higher is required. Due to special circumstances, an applicant without a bachelor's degree may be considered, as is allowed by the Association of Theological Schools.
  • A strong liberal arts education provides an excellent foundation for graduate level theological education. A liberal arts education shapes well-rounded, intellectually and culturally astute graduates. 
  • Therefore, it is recommended that a candidate’s baccalaureate preparation consist of courses in the liberal arts, including English, philosophy, history, literature, social science and natural science.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    514 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 514 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    514 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 514 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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