Bible Exposition

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Master of Arts

Bible Exposition students come from all professions and walks of life, seeking to enhance their relationship with God. The Master of Arts in Bible Exposition provides you with specialized knowledge and skills to understand, apply and communicate the Scriptures effectively.

What You’ll Learn

You will learn exegesis, enabling you to interpret Scripture, and will practice biblical exposition through preaching or teaching. After completing this degree program you will be able to:

  • Practice sound exegesis and exposition of the biblical text

  • Trace key theological themes through Scripture

  • Communicate biblical truth with the goal of life transformation

  • Contextualize Scripture to a variety of cultures

Program Format

  • Either residential 16-week format or fully online in a 6-week or 8-week format

  • Hybrid residential/online format available

  • Complete in 24 months, taking one course at a time

Why Study Bible Exposition with Columbia Biblical Seminary?

  • Time- and cost-efficient degree design

  • Centered on Scripture, integrating biblical interpretation with spiritual formation and ministry skills

  • Learn how to communicate the Bible in a variety of practical ministry contexts

  • Taught by faculty who are actively engaged in exposition through preaching, teaching, and research

  • Logos Bible software is offered to registered students at no additional cost

  • Nationally- and regionally-accredited

Locations Offered
On Campus
42 credit hours
Program Length
as few as 24 months

Admission Requirements

  • Completed application

  • Official transcripts for highest earned degree and any master’s degree work

  • Church leader reference

  • Application Essay (800 words total, typed)

  • A GPA of 2.5 or higher

Our Master of Arts in Bible Exposition graduates pursue the following positions:

  • Assistant/associate pastor

  • Non-pastoral staff teacher

  • Para-church ministry teacher

  • Marketplace Bible teacher

  • Bible institute teacher

See program details in the Academic Catalog.

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