M.A. in Exegetical Theology
Since there are students who want a limited number of courses and do not intend to enter the pastorate, a Master of Arts in Exegetical Theology (M.A.E.T.) is offered. The courses in this program are selected from the three-year program. Those seeking this degree must have earned an acceptable Bachelor’s degree. This program may be completed in three or four semesters. The student may concentrate on either New Testament Greek, Old Testament Hebrew or both. A minimum of three semesters must be taken in residence. This program requires a total of 56 semester hours of which the following are required:
- Essentials of New Testament Greek (Or Essentials of Old Testament Hebrew)
- Spring Greek Exegesis (Or Hebrew Exegesis)
- Spring Preaching and Teaching
- Greek Exegesis (Or Hebrew Exegesis)
- New Testament Survey (Or Old Testament Survey)
- A Thesis
No more than ten semester hours may be transferred into this program. A student who is seeking a M.A.E.T. must understand that this degree is not designed for those who seek to enter the pastorate.
The Thesis Project for the Master of Arts in Exegetical Theology is the final requirement for this degree. Through this four-semester hour project the student will demonstrate a competence in exegesis in either the Old or New Testament. The student may submit a proposal of his own project in an area of exegetical study that is of particular interest to him. A project proposal is to be submitted to and approved by the advising instructor. The project should not only show competence in exegesis but also creativity and imagination in using exegetical skills.