Master of Arts in Bible Exposition

Online        On campus

Give yourself the most powerful tool for ministry—a deeper knowledge of God’s Word. With your Master of Arts in Bible Exposition, you’ll learn how to better study the Bible, how to better apply it, and how to better share it to reach others for Christ.

At Pensacola Theological Seminary, you’ll be strengthened in the Scriptures and equipped to minister more effectively. You’ll study biblical truth as a whole, explore key topics in more depth, and learn practical concepts for a well-rounded ministry.

Credit hours


Avg. years to finish


Per credit hour (2019–2020)

Online class monthly cost with FlexPay (4 total payments)

3 Study Options

  • Online, Full Semesters
  • On Campus, Full Semesters
  • On Campus, Short Sessions

Learning Outcomes

You’ll be able to

  • demonstrate an advanced knowledge of the Word of God through expositional study,
  • offer a credible defense of sound doctrine,
  • integrate a greater understanding of Scripture into various ministry contexts, and
  • evaluate current issues affecting ministry in light of biblical teaching.

Student Perspective

I have gained a better understanding of the “Big Picture.” To have someone who has done the research and knows the customs of the day and how that applies to that passage of Scripture is a tremendous help to understanding it.

Pastor Austin Rissler
Master’s in Bible Exposition Grad

Admission Requirements

Bible Exposition students are not required to have majored in Bible on the undergraduate level, but a bachelor’s degree with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA is required.

All Applicants Must Submit the Following:

  • Seminary Application
  • Application Fee
  • Official College Transcripts
  • Two Recommendations
  • Salvation Testimony

For more information, see General Admission Requirements.

Residence Requirements

You can complete all your coursework 100% online, without ever being required to come to PCC.

Courses are also offered on campus during short summer sessions (about 2 weeks each) and during the fall and spring semesters.

Dates & Deadlines

  • Short sessions on campus have start dates throughout the summer.
  • Online-learning semesters begin each fall, spring, and summer.
  • On-campus semesters begin each fall and spring.

See the Calendar of Events for more information.

Your M.A. in Bible Exposition must be completed within 7 consecutive years.

Top FAQs

If I study online, will I have to watch lectures live?

While you’ll get the same full-length lectures as on-campus students, they’re prerecorded in-classroom so you can fit them around your schedule. Every lecture will be available 24/7 on your easy-to-use online dashboard.

Can I transfer credits from somewhere else?

Up to 3 hours of approved graduate credit can be transferred toward your M.A. in Bible Exposition.

Can I take a semester off between classes?

Feel free to take semesters off when you need to! If you take off 12 months or more between classes, though, you’ll be considered a reenrolling student and need to reapply. Also keep in mind you have 7 years to complete your degree from the date you start.