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Master of Biblical and Theological Studies, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The MBTS is a 36-hour degree designed for working professionals and laypersons who desire to be equipped to serve in the workforce, at home, and in the church. 
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The MBTS gives students an overview of the entire Biblical story, introduces them to key theological concepts, and has 13 customizable elective hours.

This MBTS provides a flexible course of study for:

  • Business professionals or laypersons who desire a short program of seminary studies to equip them for effective ministry in the workforce, home, local church, or abroad
  • Missionary candidates who anticipate service in nonprofessional ministries whose mission board requires graduate study in Bible and theology
  • College graduates who want a shorter program of seminary studies as a supplement to their undergraduate work and are not planning on entering vocational ministry
  • Spouses of current DTS students who want to complete a program of graduate seminary studies

Students in the MBTS program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a general knowledge of the Bible, including a synthetic understanding of the major books;
  • Evidence a general knowledge of theology;
  • Evidence an ability to biblically and theologically support their views on a specific contemporary issue;
  • Evidence an increasing likeness to Christ as manifested in love for God, love for others, and the fruit of the Spirit; and
  • Evidence an interest and involvement in the local church or other ministries with which they are associated.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics 
  • The Story of Scripture: Genesis to Revelation The Story of Scripture 
  • The Kingdom & Covenants 
  • Theological Method and Bibliology 
  • Christian Life and Witness 
  • Orientation & Research Methods 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date We did our best, but couldn't find the next application deadline and start date information online.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

As an applicant, you will be evaluated on the basis of:

  •   Your academic records
  •   The assessment of your references
  •   The extent and quality of involvement in Christian service
  •   Your apparent gifts and potential for placement into Christian ministry.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    571 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 571 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    571 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 571 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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