Master of Arts – Online

Pursue Your Passion for the Bible

Looking for a highly customizable program packed with biblical electives that appeal to your interests?  Jump into a program that’s shaped by your pursuits, passions and goals.

Credit Hours

Accessible and Customizable 

The Biblical Studies concentration within this fully accredited, 30-credit-hour, online Master of Arts degree prepares you for careers and enhances your ministry as a Christian leader in as little as two years. Enjoy the flexibility of an online program that offers many electives.

What Will You Learn?

Deepen your knowledge of Scripture

Your ability to understand God’s Word and apply it to your life and ministries will grow tremendously.

Pursue your goals

With many elective options, you can tailor your studies and take classes in areas that fascinate you!

Equip yourself for ministry

By building into your own biblical knowledge and spiritual life, you will be prepared to build into the lives of your family, church and community.

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.

All courses are 3 credits unless noted.
Course Descriptions can be found in the catalog.

Core Courses

The 15-credit core of the Master of Arts program will establish your foundational knowledge of God’s Word: 

  • Principles of Biblical Interpretation [BI604]
  • Introduction to Old Testament and OT Literature [OT500]
  • Introduction to New Testament and NT Literature [NT501]
  • God’s Plan for the Ages [TH531]
  • Principles of Spiritual Formation [PT512]
    Biblical Studies

    You will build upon this foundation with 15 credits that will directly impact your life and expand your ministry: 

    • Foundations of the Christian Faith [TH500]
    • Bible/New Testament/Old Testament Elective [BI, NT or OT code]
    • Bible/New Testament/Old Testament Elective [BI, NT or OT code]
    • Bible/New Testament/Old Testament Elective [BI, NT or OT code]
    • Free Elective
    Online Program
    Start Dates

    May 15, 2023
    August 21, 2023
    October 23, 2023
    January 15, 2024
    March 18, 2024


    Customize your studies. Prepare for ministry.


    MA in Biblical


    I’m only on my third BBS class, but I have already used what I’ve learned in a multitude of ways. The apologetics classwork and forum discussions help me practically apply what I’m learning in a kids inner-city ministry, my church, and in evangelistic conversations with people of all ages.


    Program Highlights 

    • Earn your degree entirely online!
    • Tailor your electives to fit your interests and future ministry goals.

    Broaden your understanding of Scripture. 

    Dive into God’s Word through a unique study that will encourage and equip your passion of ministering to others through biblical truth.

    Invest in Your Future

    When you earn your master’s degree, you’ll open new doors in your career and ministry. CSU 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 discouts)

    students who qualify for discounted tuition




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