Master of Arts
(on-campus or online)

Press On In Your Education

Take the next step with the flexibility of an online program. You can tailor your degree to fit your goals through choosing a specific Master of Arts concentration that is grounded in the Word of God to push you forward in your career or ministry.

Credit Hours

Accessible and Customizable 

BBS’s online Master of Arts degree will prepare you for future careers and allow you to grow in your ministry as a Christian leader in as little as two years. You can choose from 7 specific concentrations to focus your degree on the subject that suits your interests!

Select Your Concentration

You were designed by God with specific abilities and interests. At BBS, you can customize your studies to hone in on the areas that will help you reach your individual goals. Select a concentration and choose elective credits that will prepare you for your specific career and ministry ahead.

Bible, Language and Theology

Develop your understanding of Koine Greek, biblical Hebrew and theology as you prepare for your Ph.D. studies in this 48-credit concentration.

Learn more about the Bible, Language and Theology concentration.

Biblical Apologetics

Learn to better understand, express and defend the Christian faith credibly in a 30-credit concentration.

Learn more about the Biblical Apologetics concentration.

Biblical Languages

Dive into both Hebrew and Greek to help you study and teach Scripture more in-depth in a 39-credit concentration.

Learn more about the Biblical Languages concentration.

Biblical Studies

Jump into a Bible program that’s shaped to your interests through many elective options in a 30-credit concentration.

Learn more about the Biblical Studies concentration.

Church Planting & Renewal

Pursue your passion to see churches thrive by getting the hands-on experience and skills to plant and revitalize them in a 36-credit concentration.

Learn more about the Church Planting & Renewal concentration.

New Testament Studies

Learn to share the Gospels and Epistles meaningfully by studying the New Testament along with biblical Greek in a 30-credit concentration.

Learn more about the New Testament Studies concentration.

Old Testament Studies

Study various Old Testament books alongside biblical Hebrew to equip you for communicating God’s first testament accurately in a 30-credit concentration.

Learn more about the Old Testament Studies concentration.

Theological Studies

Learn to use discernment as you wrestle with theological concepts and defend biblical truths in a 30-credit concentration.

Learn more about the Theological Studies concentration.

Your Courses

Each of your courses is taught from a biblical worldview. You’ll interact within small class sizes and with professors who really care about you and your goals. You’ll not only receive quality academics to prepare you for the next steps in your career and ministry, but you’ll also get mentorship to prepare you for life.

Select your concentration above to see expanded course offerings. 

Online Program
Start Dates

October 17, 2022
January 9, 2023
March 6, 2023



Master of Arts


The Master of Arts program has taught me there is still so much to learn, no matter my age or length of time in ministry. Both the content and structure of online learning has helped grow disciplines that have proved invaluable to me personally and to God’s church.



Program Highlights 

  • Earn your degree entirely online!
  • Choose from a variety of concentrations to tailor your degree to your interests.

Keep learning as you serve! 

Deepen your understanding of Scripture and theological issues by taking the next step in your education. The flexible form of an online degree will allow you to continue your studies while you move forward in your career.

Invest in Your Future

When you earn your master’s degree, you’ll open new doors in your career and ministry. BBS works hard to ensure you receive the best value in education with competitive tuition rates, many ways to qualify for discounts and individualized support.


complete your degree in as little as two years

credit hours

cost per credit (before any discounts)

students who qualify for discounted tuition




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