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Dual Degrees

Earn your MA in Bible or take courses toward your master’s while you are an undergrad.

Explore the following three pathways to either complete or work toward your master’s while you are an undergrad at MBU. Through the combined efforts of the College of Bible and Church Ministries and Maranatha Baptist Seminary, undergraduate students can simultaneously earn two degrees. This dual-credit pathway can be integrated with any undergraduate major and results in both a bachelor’s as well as a master’s in Bible.

Bible core >> Master of Arts in BIBLE

BA to MA track (no languages)

The following undergraduate hours will be Advanced Placed (course grade must be a B- or better and the student’s final overall GPA must be 2.5 or better):

  1. BIBC 321 Baptist Heritage
  2. One OT class (300 or higher)
  3. One NT class (300 or higher)
  4. BIBI 421 Theology 1 (in the place of Doctrine 1)
  5. BIBI 422 Theology 2 (in the place of Doctrine 2)

TOTAL – 15 hours

For seminary classes, you will take the following:

  1. GST 510 Prolegomena (online every online session, 1 credit)
  2. GST 520 Dispensationalism (every spring on campus)
  3. GST 611 Systematic Theology 1 (every other year on campus, and every other year online)
  4. GST 614 Systematic Theology 4 (every other year on campus, and every other year online)
  5. Two seminary electives (6 hours) of your choice
  6. GPA 524 Principles of Bible Study and Teaching is waived for all MBU graduates; the hours for that class do not need to be replaced

TOTAL – 15 hours

You need to commit to this program by the beginning of your junior year and then stick with it. Since you are not taking the two semesters of doctrine (which cover all the areas of theology), you will have to complete the undergraduate Theology 1 and 2 and the Seminary Systematic Theology 1 and 4 in order to graduate. Only by taking all four classes do you cover the same areas of theology necessary for theological competency. You cannot graduate from the college with just Theology 1 and 2.

BA to MA track (with languages)

The following undergraduate hours will be Advanced Placed (course grade must be a B- or better and the student’s final overall GPA must be 2.5 or better):

  1. BIGK 213 and 214 Second Year Greek (4 seminary credits)
  2. BIBC 321 Baptist Heritage
  3. BIBI 421 Theology 1
  4. BIBI 422 Theology 2
  5. BIBI 475 Dispensationalism
  6. BIPA 473 Church Administration and Finance

TOTAL – 18 hours

For seminary classes, you will take the following:

  1. GST 510 Prolegomena (online every online session)
  2. GST 611 Systematic Theology 1 (in place of BIBI 423 Theology 3)
  3. GST 614 Systematic Theology 4 (in place of BIBI 424 Theology 4)
  4. GOT 514 Biblical Theology of the Old Testament
  5. GNT 515 Biblical Theology of the New Testament
  6. Two seminary Bible electives (these fulfill College Bible elective requirements)

TOTAL – 18 hours

For both programs, if your undergraduate program has general electives, Seminary classes can be used to fulfill some or all of those undergraduate electives.

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