Online Master of Arts Degree in Biblical Studies
INSTITUTION INFORMATION Institutional Accreditation: Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools Program Accreditation: Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools Institutional Membership(s): SOC
PROGRAM DETAILS Program Information: Graduate - Master's Enrollment: 250
seats total Application Deadline: Open How Students and Instructors
Communicate: E-mail, Postal, Voice Subject: Philosophy and Religious
Studies METHOD OF COURSE INSTRUCTION
- The program is delivered primarily through
Supplemental delivery formats include internet
SPECIAL ENROLLMENT ISSUES
- The Master of Arts in Biblical Studies provides students with a
strong concentration in Biblical studies, including exegesis of
Scripture in at least one of the original languages. Through this
rigorous program, students are especially prepared to enter or
continue in ministry. Likewise, this program provides a foundation
for students to pursue more advanced degree programs such as the
Master of Divinity followed by the Doctor of Ministry offered by
Southern Christian University or other schools to which you may
ACCESS TO LEARNING RESOURCES
- Recommended requirements:
Hardware: Minimum requirements for Windows: 200 MHz (400 MHz
preferred) Pentium R processor or equivalent, 32-64 MB of RAM (64MB
RAM preferred), V.90-56Kbps modem
SCU will work with students to help determine if their computer,
etc. is adequate.
ACCESS TO FINANCIAL AID RESOURCES
- SCU's learning resources is available through its online
catalog. Students may view SCU's holdings and request resources via
the Internet. First Search program is available online to registered
students. First Search and ProQuest Database give students access to
65 databases, including the Library of Congress, and the ATLA index.
These databases include abstracts and full texts of many sources. In
addition to SCU's monograph collection which exceeds 70,000 volumes,
there are over 275 subscriptions in either print form or through
full-text databases, along with another one hundred subscriptions of
general religious interest. Back files of these titles and others
are also available, along with the proper indexes to facilitate
The University Resource Center has protocol agreements with a number
of institutions, allowing its students full or limited use of their
facilities. These agreements allow its students to expand their
research process through access to other collections.
The interlibrary loan program supplements local holdings. SCU is a
member of the American Theological Users Group (ATUG), which allows
access to the collections of 150 theological schools through an
The University of Alabama in Huntsville has issued a letter of
intent to SCU stating that it will provide Library and Research
Services to Southern Christian University for its Distance Learning
programs beginning the Fall 2001.
Students can request materials from SCU's library by calling
1-800-351-4040, ext. 120. Students are provided with a textbook and
publishers list so that they can order their textbooks directly from
the publishers, thereby avoiding any markups.
- All students making application to the program receive a
financial aid packet. The packet includes information on how
students can complete their Application for Financial Aid online.
Also included is an institutional scholarship application, whereby
students can apply for need-based and academic-merit scholarships.