Master of Arts in Bible Exposition

CIU’s Master of Arts in Bible Exposition is founded on eternal Biblical principles.

The Bible Exposition program is for those whom He has blessed with a deep love of His word — those who want to read, analyze, and interpret Scripture. If that’s you, seeking to bring the world closer to God through writing about, teaching, and ministering Scripture, you’ll be at home in the Bible Exposition master’s program.

What You’ll Learn

  • Interpret Scripture in its original languages through direct interaction with the text.
  • Practice sound exegesis and exposition of the biblical text and trace key themes in Scripture.
  • Communicate biblical truth with the goal of life transformation.
  • Discuss the teaching of individual Bible books in detail and contextualize them to a variety of cultures.

Program Length 

3 years, although you may finish sooner with transfer credits and/or by testing out of select courses

Why Study Bible Exposition with CIU?

  • Highly engaged, hands-on online classes with students from all over the world
  • Professors who are practitioners of the subjects they teach and who can provide expert academic advising
  • Faculty and staff who are dedicated to getting to know you and providing not only academic support but spiritual support and guidance as well
  • Internships and research opportunities built into the curriculum

Program Options That Fit Your Experience Level

We offer two program tracks: one for students with no previous studies in Bible or theology, and one for students who have at least 30 semester hours of Bible, theology, or Church history.

Read the program details for more information.



Career and Ministry Opportunities for Bible Exposition Graduates

Bible Exposition students come from all professions and walks of life, seeking to enhance their relationship with God. The degree teaches critical writing, reading, and linguistic competencies that enrich the skills you bring with you to the program, as well as opens doors to careers in teaching, ministry, and research and writing.

  • Academic Careers: Teaching at colleges, seminaries, and universities; academic research and Ph.D. work; Bible translator
  • Church & Ministry Work: Serving as a pastor or associate pastor, itinerant speaker, or as a campus or parachurch ministry professional
  • Missionary: Work cross-culturally both in the United States and abroad to help communities and draw people closer to God through communicating Scripture

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

Degree Program Faculty

David Croteau, Professor of New Testament & Greek at CIU

David A. Croteau

Professor of New Testament & Greek

B.A., California State University, Fresno; M.Div, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary; Th.M., Ph.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary


Photo of Brian Gault, Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at CIU

Brian P. Gault

Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew

B.A., Cedarville University; M.Th., Dallas Theological Seminary; M.A., Ph.D., Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion



A photo of Don Howell, professor of New Testament and Greek.

Don N. Howell, Jr.

Professor Emeritus of New Testament and Greek

B.I.E., Georgia Institute of Technology; Th.M., Th.D., Dallas Theological Seminary


A photo of Markus Klausi, CIU professor of New Testament & Greek.

Markus Klausli

Professor of New Testament & Greek

B.A., Seattle Pacific University; M.Div., Columbia International University; S.T.M., Ph.D., Dallas Theological Seminary


Photo of Benjamin Noonan, CIU professor

Benjamin Noonan

Professor of Old Testament & Hebrew

B.S., M.A., Wheaton College; M.Phil., Ph.D.. Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion


On Campus
Credit Hours
Approx. Program Length
24 months