The goal of the graduate degree programs is to prepare God-called men and women for Christian ministries such as pastors, church planters, missionaries, and other types of Christian ministers.
Canadian Baptist College is committed to providing high quality teaching in a warm, supportive environment both for students well on their way to Christian service and for those just beginning to discover who they are in Christ.
The Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary and College is recognized by the Province of Alberta, and the MA (Biblical Studies) degree is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). This degree is a Designated Learning Program and eligible to receive foreign nationals on a study permit under the DLI number 019256741082.
This graduate-level academic degree program is designed to equip students with the skills for in-depth study and interpretation of the Bible. Designed as a liberal arts degree with a high standard of academic rigor, the focus of the degree is to gain biblical content knowledge and skills in biblical interpretation. As such, the MBS would be of most interest to students desiring to increase their knowledge and appreciation of the Christian Scriptures through intensive study. This program would thus strengthen lay people and leaders serving in church, para-church, or other mission agencies. Typical completion time is 2-3 years full-time.
1. The prerequisite for this degree is a B.A. degree, or its equivalent, from an accredited college or university.
2. A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.3 in bachelor’s degree study, or if transferring into the MBS degree at the master’s level, a cumulative gpa of 3.3 from both bachelor’s and master’s level study. Students need to maintain a GPA of 3.0 throughout this degree program.
3. A total of 48 credit hours is required for the completion of the degree.
1. Graduates will have gained a survey knowledge of both the Old and New Testaments.
2. Graduates will demonstrate hermeneutical skills with facility in at least one of the biblical languages.
3. Graduates will have the ability to apply biblical truth to life and ministry.
|Master of Biblical Studies (MBS)|
|Biblical and Language Studies|
|2B1311||Old Testament I||3|
|2B1312||Old Testament II||3|
|2B2311||New Testament I||3|
|2B2312||New Testament II||3|
|Choose either Hebrew or Greek:|
|2L1311||Biblical Hebrew I||3|
|2L1312||Biblical Hebrew II||3|
|2L2311||Biblical Greek I||3|
|2L2312||Biblical Greek II||3|
|Old or New Testament Book Studies||6|
|2P2250||Capstone Research Project *
|2P2450||Capstone Thesis *||4|
|Total||30 or 32|
|Theological / Historical / Missional Studies|
|2T1213||Christian Theology I||2|
|2T1214||Christian Theology II||2|
|2H1214||History of Christianity||2|
|Leadership / Character / Praxis|
|2E2221||Effective Bible Teaching||2|
|Credit Hours||8 or 6|
|Total credits hours for Master of Biblical Studies (MBS)||48|
|* Comparison of the Capstone Research Project and Capstone Thesis|
|Capstone Research Project||Capstone Thesis|
|Begins one month before the academic term||Begins one month before the academic term|
|2 hours credit||4 hours credit|
|Completed in 1 semester||Completed in either 1 or 2 semesters|
|Done in final semester of study||Done in either the final semester or 2 semesters – after a mid-program review|
|30 page research project||60-80 page research project|
|Demonstrates competency in Bible interpretation and understanding||Demonstrates a high level of competency in Bible interpretation, understanding, critical thinking, and engagement with scholarly
|Descriptive project leading to a conclusion||Critical analysis built from a thesis,statement and leading to a conclusion|
Recognized by the Province of Alberta. Accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE).
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