Master of Arts in Bible Exposition

CBS' Master of Arts in Bible Exposition is founded on eternal Biblical principles.

The 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

As a student, you will learn exegesis, enabling you to interpret Scripture, and practice biblical exposition through preaching or teaching. 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
  • 18 months, while taking one course at a time

Why Study Bible Exposition with Columbia Biblical Seminary?

  • Time- and cost-efficient degree designs
  • Caring, scholarly, and experienced faculty
  • Intentional integration of Bible knowledge, spiritual formation, and ministry skill development
  • Logos Bible software is offered at no additional cost while attending CBS
  • Nationally- and regionally-accredited degrees - Association for Biblical Higher Education (abhe.rog), Association of Theological Schools (, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (

Career and Ministry Opportunities for Bible Exposition Graduates

The Master of Arts in Bible Exposition offers an internship specialization introducing you to the various roles of pastor or professor, such as vocational and spiritual life, pastoral and academic duties, administrative and teaching responsibilities. This practical training concludes in preparing and teaching a series of sermons/lessons in a formal adult setting.

Graduates pursue the following positions:

  • Assistant/associate pastor
  • Non-pastoral staff teacher
  • Para-church ministry teacher
  • Marketplace Bible teacher
  • Bible institute teacher

Master of Arts in Bible Exposition Admission Requirements

• Completed application
• $25 application fee
• 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

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Finish in as few as
18 months