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MTS – Biblical Studies

Sharpen Your Biblical Studies Expertise

The Master of Theological Studies (MTS) – Biblical Studies, available entirely online, provides a graduate-level understanding of several theological disciplines and offers a general foundation in biblical studies. Taught from a Christian Renewal perspective, this MTS degree in biblical studies will prepare you to participate in theological research, writing, and teaching. Our coursework includes biblical hermeneutics, spiritual formation, biblical languages, Christian theology, and Old and New Testaments.

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May 6, 2024
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Expand Your Expertise

Increase your understanding of biblical languages, hermeneutics, and interpretation.

Advance Your Knowledge

Examine contemporary issues in biblical criticism relating to the interpretation of Scripture and the interconnectivity of the Old and New Testaments.

Customize Your Coursework

Choose additional coursework on topics from Paul’s writings and parables of Jesus to concepts of covenant, according to your area of interest.

Access Faculty Expertise

Be mentored by a renowned faculty of scholars and practitioners that also teaches on campus in Virginia Beach.

Please complete the Request Information form on this page to learn more about this program.

The Master of Theological Studies (MTS) at Regent University is accredited by The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS).

On completing the Master of Theological Studies (MTS) – Biblical Studies degree, you can:

  • Interpret Old and New Testament texts in the light of their historical contexts.
  • Recognize basic features of Hebrew and Greek and use study aids to engage in basic word studies and grammatical exercises.
  • Apply the knowledge gained from reading and research into Old and New Testament theology.

Career Opportunities

  • Pastoral Staff
  • Secondary school teaching
  • Biblical Education
  • Theological research and writing
$82Thousand
Mean annual wage of Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018
Directed reading and research into the nature, history and method of Old Testament theology. Examines major theological concepts and themes in the Old Testament. Emphasizes current debate, and familiarity with significant Old Testament and scholarly research on particular topics/issues in O.T. theology.
An investigation of the nature, contents, and message of the Pentateuch, with a focus on understanding its theological message and relevance for godly living in all ages and cultures. Various topics are considered, including hermeneutics and historicity of biblical narrative and the nature of ancient law.
A study of the books of Joshua-Judges with the aim of developing a clear understanding of the content of these books, their relationship to one another, their placement within the deuteronomistic history, and the key concerns they outline.
A study that outlines the development of the Monarchy in ancient Israel. Primary consideration given to 1 Samuel – 2 Kings with due attention paid to the development of the monarchy within the Pentateuch and early Israelite histories as well as to later, theological reflections on the subject.
An exegetical study of the books of Ruth, Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Lamentations, and Daniel.
An exegetical study of the books of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi.
Directed reading and research into the nature, history and method of New Testament theology. Examines major theological concepts and themes in the New Testament. Emphasizes current debate, and familiarity with significant New Testament and scholarly research on particular topics/issues in N.T. theology.
Exploration of the origin, nature and purpose of the first three Gospels in relation to contemporary research, including the synoptic problem, form criticism and redaction criticism. Discusses the contemporary relevance of each Gospel message.
Study of the major themes and texts related to the biblical theology of Luke-Acts. Special emphasis is put on the work and ministry of the Holy Spirit and his renewing influence in the first century Church and application for ministry today.
In-depth study of the distinct contribution of the writings of Paul to the New Testament and canon of Scripture. Emphasis on the major themes and texts of Paul’s epistles and their present day application to church and ministry.
Comprehensive study of the eight general non-Pauline epistles. Emphasis on major themes and texts including Christological, ethical, eschatological facets of each book with a mind toward practical application in church and ministry.
In-depth study of the Gospel of John, his epistles, and the Revelation. Special emphasis is placed on Christology, history, spirituality, theology, and work of the Holy Spirit in John’s writings and their practical application for church and ministry.

2023-24 Semester Check-In Deadlines

All students are expected to check-in for the semester two weeks before the session start date. Students should apply, be accepted, enroll in their first courses, and confirm a plan to pay for their courses prior to this date.

SessionSemester Check-InSession Start Date
Session AFriday, August 11Monday, August 21
Session MFriday, September 8Monday, September 18
Session BFriday, October 13Monday, October 23
Session CThursday, January 4Monday, January 8
Session TFriday, January 26Monday, February 5
Session DFriday, March 1Monday, March 11
Session EFriday, April 26Monday, May 6
Session FFriday, June 7Monday, June 17

Admissions Requirements

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Submit your application using the Regent University Online Application.

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

Step 2: Submit Your Unofficial Transcripts

Submit your unofficial transcripts to regent.edu/items.

Upon submitting your application, you will receive an email requesting authorization for Regent University to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution. International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES, AACRAO or NAFSA approved agency.

Step 3: Submit Your Government-Issued ID

To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please submit a scanned copy or photograph of it to regent.edu/items.


Please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu should you have any further questions about the application process.

Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

PART-TIME STUDENTS

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA)$5306$3,180
Master of Divinity (MDiv)$5306$3,180
Master of Theological Studies (MTS)$5306$3,180
Master of Theology (ThM)$6703$2,010
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)$6703$2,010
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)$6703$2,010

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA)$5309$4,770
Master of Divinity (MDiv)$5309$4,770
Master of Theological Studies (MTS)$5309$4,770
Master of Theology (ThM)$6706$4,020
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)$6706$4,020
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)$6706$4,020

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850 (Fall & Spring)
$700 (Summer)
University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

Part-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA)$5306$3,180
Master of Divinity (MDiv)$5306$3,180
Master of Theological Studies (MTS)$5306$3,180
Master of Theology (ThM)$6703$2,010
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)$6703$2,010
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)$6703$2,010

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA)$5309$4,770
Master of Divinity (MDiv)$5309$4,770
Master of Theological Studies (MTS)$5309$4,770
Master of Theology (ThM)$6706$4,020
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)$6706$4,020
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)$6706$4,020

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850 (Fall & Spring)
$700 (Summer)
University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

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Cheryl You, M.Div., 2019

“It was the beginning stages of Regent's D.Min. program that really helped define my leadership gift and lay a foundation for what the Lord has done. It gave me the practical tools that I needed.”

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