WHAT IS THE MA IN BIBLICAL STUDIES?

A three-year part-time master’s degree program with six modules per year and a final thesis which is obligatory. This degree is offered in conjunction with Lee University, USA, as a postgraduate training program using an in-service model. 

IMPORTANT DETAILS ABOUT THIS PROGRAM

This degree is offered by part-time study only, requiring attendance on campus at ETS for the intensive study modules; the program consists of 90 ECTS making a total of 300 ECTS (Bachelor, practical ministry and postgraduate study), which leads to the same level of qualification and eligibility as the consecutive Master degree.

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 ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAM 

Students must possess a Bachelor degree (180 ECTS). Since the study concept is postgraduate training it requires at least one year of practical experience working in the area of study, e.g. church ministry. This has to be confirmed in writing by a On-site Mentor or Supervisor and counts for 30 ECTS. This gives the student the same entrance level as the consecutive entry into Masters study, which leads to the same level of qualification and eligibility. German law makes provision in certain cases that students may engage in postgraduate training by completing an entrance examination rather than possessing a bachelor degree. 


Special entry requirements:

For the Biblical Studies, students with a bachelor degree in another study area are required to complete four Modules as a propaedeuticum, normally NT Greek I & II, Systematic Theology and Church History.

 CAREERS, OCCUPATIONS AND JOB OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE MA PCT 

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The Master of Arts in Biblical Studies is a master degree in the area of Biblical studies and theology. It requires a minimum of one year of practical work or ministry in a related occupational field, which should be fulfilled before the studies on campus begin; this is awarded 30 ECTS. The academic content, including a thesis (20 ECTS), has a total of 90 ECTS, making it a 120 ECTS MA.

The MA is offered jointly by Lee University and ETS. It is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (www.sacscoc.org) in the USA and, from June 2017, has been accredited by evalag (www.evalag.de) in accordance with §72a LHG BW Germany.

Graduates are eligible to study further and pursue a doctorate, since Lee University is denoted as H+ by anabin (www.anabin.kmk.org) and this Master degree has German accreditation.


 A Graduate with this degree could pursue a career in the following areas: 

 CHURCH MINISTRY: 

pastor, administrator, youth pastor, Christian education, evangelism, church planting

 SCHOOLS: 

teacher of religion, support worker, school evangelist 

 THEOLOGICAL COLLEGES: 

teacher, research assistant, educational administration

 MISSIONS: 

opportunities in any of the previous areas in a foreign land 

 

 Course Offerings 


THEO 553      History of Doctrine II
THEO 594      Luther Reception in Pentecostal Theology
THEO 580      Trinity
HEBR 501      Hebrew I
BIBL   550      Hermeneutics
THEO 594      Holiness Movement
THEO 581      Political Theology
THEO 593      Practical Theology
BIBL   570      Book Study: Ezekiel
THEO 535      Doctrine of the Holy Spirit
THEO 575      Contemporary Theology
THEO 556     Jonathan Paul and German Pentecostalism
THEO 573      Pentecostal Theology
THEO 594      Pastoral Theology
PHIL   552     Philosophy Of Religion
BIBL   560     Second Temple - taught in Jerusalem
THEO 572     Theology of Prayer
THEO 598     Thesis

Fees: 510.- EUR/Module