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The Master of Theology in Biblical Exegetics

Program Descriptions

The Master of Theology in Biblical Exegetics offers 39 credits hour biblically and theologically exegetical studies of the 66 Books of the Bible with special emphasis upon the perspective of God’s covenant. This training can help ensure that students are fully equipped for biblical and theological hermeneutics, interdisciplinary applications, and optimal ministry impact as students further the Kingdom of God. Through the Master of Theology in Biblical Exegetics program, students can obtain advanced skills in biblical exegetics to implement into their preaching ministry and be prepared to take their calling further through a full understandings of the Bible . It is designed primarily as a degree for students who seek an in-depth knowledge of the Bible to strengthen their pastoral and missional calling and kingdom leadership as ordained and non-ordained leaders in local congregations, parachurch organizations, and mission agencies.

Program Objective and Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of The Master of Theology in Biblical Exegetics, students will be able to:

  1. Recognize the core message of the 66 Books and how God’s covenant works for his kingdom and people.  

  2. Interpret the content of the Old and New Testaments utilizing a literal-grammatical-historical hermeneutic with the centrality of God’s redemption and the application of interdisciplinary lens 

  3. Produce a scholarly work that makes an original contribution to the student’s specialization.

  4. Explain and interpret passages of Scripture directly from the original languages of the Bible.

  5.  Demonstrate further preparation for pastoral ministry, teaching ministry, or more advanced graduate studies.

  6. Practice and apply the biblical message to students’ life, ministry and social engagement through the Experiential Learning Model in the antichristian world.

Admission Requirements 

Any student seeking admission to The Master of Theology in Biblical Exegetics program must possess an M.DIV degree or its equivalent and a grade point average of 3.0 on all previous post-secondary credits to be admitted on other than a probationary status. Whenever deemed necessary, the Admissions Committee or the Admissions Office may also request an interview with the candidate for a final
acceptance approval.

  1. Application form

  2. Non-refundable application fee ($100).

  3. Copy of official transcripts, showing all courses pursued, grades received, and degrees earned, and indicating a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent.

  4. A certified copy of the applicant’s bachelor's degree from an accredited college, university or seminary.

  5. Two letters of recommendation from the applicant’s pastor or an ordained minister, a teacher, or a college professor, and one other non-family person.

  6. Signed GCS Release and Assignment Form

  7. Signed GCS Student Disclosure Agreement Form

  8. A valid government-issued ID (Driver’s License, passport, etc.)

Curriculum Recommendations 

Students are required to complete the following to be eligible for the Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies degree:

Old Testament
BEOT 510 : Genesis & Exodus  - 3
BEOT 511 : Leviticus & Deuteronomy - 3
BEOT 512 : Kings & Chronicles - 3
BEOT 513 : Isaiah & Jeremiah - 3
BEOT 514 : Minor Prophets - 3
BEOT 515 : Psalms - 3

New Testament

BENT 520 Matthew & Mark - 3
BENT 521 Johannine Gospels and Epistles - 3
BENT 522 Pauline Epistle - 3
BENT523 Luke & Acts - 3
BENT 524 General Epistles - 3
BENT 525 Revelation of John - 3

*all students of GCS attend Chapel Worship one time per week on campus or via the online and take the prerequisite of GCS Theology and Confession 500 (3 credits) within 1 year.

Suggested Progress Plan

(39 Credit Hours Required)

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