Master of Divinity: Biblical Studies

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Biblical Language 18
Select one of the following:
New Testament Greek I
and New Testament Greek II
Hebrew I
and Hebrew II
Biblical Studies Core 12
Torah and Prophets: Exodus-2 Kings
Biblical Interpretation: Exploring Genesis
Paul the Pastor and Theologian
Theological Studies Core12
Church History I
Church History II
Christian Theology
Ministry Core 12
Ministry Life and Leadership
Christian Formation and Discipleship
Pastoral Counseling and Church Health
Integrated Studies Core 12
The Bible and Preaching
Ethics and Worship
The Gospels and Christology
Mentored Ministry 5
Community Retreat
Mentored Ministry 2
Intercultural Experience (select one)1
Bible Lands Study Tour
Urban Immersion LA
M.Div. Capstone
Biblical Studies Emphasis8
Select two of the following: 3
The Gospels' Witness to Christ
The Gospel of Mark
Epistle to the Romans
Psalms as Resource for Ministry
Biblical Foundations of Worship
Old Testament Seminar
New Testament Seminar
The Church of the First Century
Early Judaism: The Writings and the Dead Sea Scrolls
The New Testament World
Theological Themes of the Old Testament
Scripture and Canon
Women in the Bible and Church History
Total Units74

Students who have completed one year of undergraduate Hebrew or Greek with a grade of B or better may waive this requirement. The requirement may be filled with either GBBL 500, or GBBL 510 and GBBL 520


Repeated for four units.


A second biblical language can also be used to fulfill the biblical studies emphasis.

Time Limit 

The Master of Divinity with an emphasis in Biblical Studies must be completed within 10 years from the date of admission. APU coursework completed more than 10 years prior to completion of degree requirements is not acceptable toward the degree.