MA in Biblical Theology

Biblical Theology Distance Program
BTS/Third Millenium Partnership Degree

Vision: To provide affordable, quality reformed seminary education to learners everywhere. 


In partnership with Third Millenium, BTS is excited to offer our new distance-only Master of Arts in Biblical Theology program. Using Third Millenium video curriculum and cohorts led by BTS professors via video-conferencing technology, BTS is able to offer a fully developed academic 62-hour degree program that maintains our high standards for graduate studies and is flexible, scalable, and personal all at the same time. This program focuses on Biblical Theology and has an ordination option be paired with a Certificate in Pastoral Studies (30 hours) for Master of Divinity equivalence. This program is ONLY AVAILABLE FOR DISTANCE STUDENTS.


[NOTE: Certificate of Pastoral Studies can be pursued concurrently or successively.]


Cost: $100 per credit hour/66 hour degree program

Total tuition: $6600 

Low semester-based technology fees


Four-year part-time student track

*Unless noted otherwise, majority content per semester produced by IIIM.

Year One:

Semester one: Introduction to Theological Studies/Hermeneutics (6 hours)

Semester two: Biblical-Theological Studies (4 hours)

Semester three: New Testament Theological Studies (4 hours)

Year Two:

Semester four: Introduction to Systematic Theology (4 hours)

Semester five: New Testament Survey Studies (6 hours)

Semester six: Old Testament Survey Studies (4 hours)

Year Three:

Semester seven: Church History/Systematic Theology (6 hours)

Semester eight: Church History/Old Testament Survey (6 hours)

Semester nine: New Testament Survey Studies (4 hours)

Year Four:

Semester ten: Applied Theology (BTS) (6 hours)

Semester eleven: Public Theology (BTS) (6 hours)

Semester twelve: Practical Theology (BTS) Capstone Project (IIIM)


Who’s it for? People who

  • are second-career learners
  • already active in ministry 

  • want to remain engaged in local ministry.

  • desire an affordable degree

  • need flexible course scheduling

  • want to learn with a community

  • want a real challenge

  • want to remain engaged in local ministry.

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