TSBC GRADUATE

Masters Program
Goals and Objectives



As a graduate from the Master of Arts in Bible/Theology Program at Tri-State Bible College the student(s) will be able to:

1.enhance their skill in basic and advanced methods of Bible study, utilizing both Hebrew and Greek language skills and software comparable to Logos 6  Gold,

This objective will be operationalized by implementing the basic skills in the area of Bible study methods, and by utilizing languages required for entrance to the graduate level.  Logos 6 Scholar’s Gold or its equivalent will be required software for graduate work. The student will be taken to advanced levels by means of specific assignments designed to challenge the student toward additional training, growth and discovery. This objective will be primarily operationalized in the four-hour course: BI 501 Advanced Principles of Bible Study.

2. articulate effective research principles applicable to any field of study,
This objective will be operationalized in the course: GS 502 Introduction to Research Methods.  This course is designed to teach graduate students the proper methodology for critical examination of resources found in journals and extra biblical texts.  This objective will be further operationalized in the course: GS 503 Theological Research and Writing in which opportunity for implementing research methods will be emphasized.  The research methods learned can be utilized in any field of study.

3. skillfully and effectively communicate in writing,
This objective will be operationalized in the course: GS 502 Introduction to Research Methods in which the student will be exposed to the Modern Language Association (MLA) style of writing and source citation.  It will be operationalized further in all the courses which require research and writing such as GS 503 Theological Research and Writing.

4. defend a biblical worldview in a transcultural world of philosophies,
This objective will be operationalized throughout the Masters Program.  Principles of biblical studies and research methods with skills in writing will prepare the student for accurate recordings of theological research.  A biblical worldview will be developed upon this foundation as the student researches various philosophical positions that surround and infiltrate existing ministries and challenge pastors, missionaries, and leaders who are on the front lines of ministry in a diverse global society.  The course in apologetics will assist the student to think critically and defend his/her biblical worldview. 

5. authenticate proficiency in missiology by increasing cognitive learning and hands-on examination of a mission agency, and This objective will be operationalized by giving the student skills in principles of Bible study, research methods, writing, and apologetics in which a biblical worldview will be developed and defended.  A mission project will then be pursued in which the student will study the theological basis of missions, evaluate the inner workings of a mission agency as it pertains to a specific endeavor, culminating with a writing project based upon critical thinking, research, apologetics and the student’s biblical worldview.

6.exhibit leadership skills by examining Scripture to discover leadership principles with which to scaffold a working leadership model for ministry.

This objective will be operationalized in the courses:  BI 501 Advanced Principles of Bible Study and CE 603 Leadership in which the student will discover biblical principles of leadership to be utilized in developing a leadership model intended for use in ministry.


ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
MASTER OF ARTS in BIBLE/THEOLOGY



The Master of Arts in Bible/Theology Program is conferred upon those who satisfactorily complete the required 36-semester hour program.  It is designed to meet the needs of learners who seek further training in biblical and theological studies and who endeavor to enhance skill-sets used in their vocational ministries.  This program advances the college’s mission of “Training faithful servants for tomorrow - today” while fulfilling the program’s specific mission of equipping individuals for God-glorifying, Christian service to meet the needs of the home, the community, the church, and the world.

Our aim is to prepare students with the skills necessary to faithfully analyze, interpret, and apply Biblical principles and truth in all spheres of life. We provide our students with the opportunity for rigorous study combined with service-based application in order that they might grow in wisdom and knowledge and be prepared for whatever vocation God may call them.


MASTER OF ARTS IN
BIBLE/THEOLOGY NOW AVAILABLE AT
Tri-State Bible College



GRADUATE MISSION


The mission of TSBC’s Masters Program is to equip individuals for God-glorifying, Christian service to meet the needs of the home, the community, the church, and the world. Our aim is to prepare students with the skills necessary to faithfully analyze, interpret, and apply Biblical principles and truth in all spheres of life.  We provide our students with the opportunity for rigorous study combined with service-based application in order that they might grow in wisdom and knowledge and be prepared for whatever vocation God may call them.

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