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I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord. (Philippians 3:8)

Is your passion to know Christ and Him alone? Would you like to know more about Christ and His Word but find it impossible to leave your current ministry or job?

Consider Maranatha’s Online Baptist Master’s in English Bible, where courses can be taken completely online, if desired. The curriculum includes a strong component of biblical and theological courses with opportunities to choose practical electives. No knowledge of Greek or Hebrew is required.

  • To comprehend and articulate basic elements of biblical and systematic theology; to assess current trends in theology, biblical interpretation, and culture; to compare those trends with biblical truth; and thus be able to correctly accept, reject, or correct such trends
  • To interpret God’s Word from a dispensational hermeneutic
  • To articulate biblical and theological truth in a variety of settings both inside and outside the local church
  • To demonstrate faithfulness to the Holy Spirit’s work through God’s Word in his or her personal life and ministry


  • A minimum of 34 semester hours of approved credit must be completed for the Master of Arts in English Bible.
  • The Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree from an approved institution must be held by the applicant.
  • No more than 12 semester hours of graduate credit from another institution may be applied toward this degree.
  • A grade point average of 3.0 or better must be earned.
  • A maximum of two C grades will be credited toward graduation.


Old Testament

Old Testament 
Required Class:
GOT514 Biblical Theology of the Old Testament3
Elective Classes:
GOT521 Old Testament Backgrounds3
GOT525 Holy Land Tour3
GOT528 Exposition of Pentateuch3
GOT530 Exposition of the Major Prophets3
GOT532 Exposition of Daniel2
GOT535 Exposition of the Minor Prophets3
GOT540 Exposition of Job3
GOT541 Exposition of Psalms3
GOT543 Exposition of Proverbs2
GOT720 Messianic Prophecy3
Required Hours6

New Testament

New Testament 
Required Class:
GNT515 Biblical Theology of the New Testament3
Elective Classes:
GNT520 New Testament Backgrounds3
GNT529 Exposition of the Gospels3
GNT530 Exposition of Pastoral Epistles3
GNT532 Exposition of First Corinthians3
GNT534 Exposition of Hebrews3
GNT540 Exposition of Acts3
GNT556 Exposition of Revelation3
Required Hours6

Systematic Theology

Systematic Theology 
Required Classes:
GST510 Prolegomena1
GST520 Dispensationalism and Dispensational Hermeneutics3
Elective Classes:
GST611 ST 1 - Bibliology, Theology Proper2
GST612 ST 2 - Christology and Pneumatology3
GST613 ST 3 - Anthropology, Hamartiology, and Soteriology3
GST614 ST 4 - Eschatology, Angelology and Ecclesiology3
Required Hours:9

Pastoral Theology

Pastoral Theology 
Required Classes:
GPA 524 Principles of Bible Study and Teaching3
Required Hours:3

Historical Theology

Historical Theology 
GHI515 American Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism3
GHI548 History of Baptist Missions3
GHI608 Baptist History3
GHI628 History of Christianity3
Required Hours:3

Any seminary course qualifies as a general elective.

General Elective Hours:7
Total Hours Required:34