The Master of Arts in New Testament provides you with specialized education in New Testament literature and theology. The program focuses on the disciplines and resources of biblical interpretation allowing graduates to continue education on their own after program completion.

Highlights

  • Purposeful community of learners and leaders
  • Experienced and published faculty
  • Theologically diverse student body
  • MFT and ministry students integrated in foundational courses
  • Option to study in Israel each summer
  • Option to attend the Hispanic Summer Program
  • Diverse practicum opportunities
  • Online courses available
  • Fully accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

Career opportunities

Graduating with a Master of Arts in New Testament from Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary will prepare you for a future of teaching and writing in your area of expertise. Graduates teach at the collegiate level or in the church. The MANT prepares you for a Ph.D. or other doctoral studies in a related field.

Program director

tim geddert
Tim Geddert, Ph.D.

Professor of New Testament

Faculty

mark baker
Mark Baker, Ph.D.

Professor of Mission and Theology

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited University
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Completion of FPBS application materials

Course listing

Required Courses (60 Units)

Foundations
CodeTitleUnits
BIB-710Elementary Greek I3
BIB-711Elementary Greek II3
BIB-720The Church and God's Mission in the World*3
BIB-725Biblical Interpretation I3
BIB-750Biblical Theology I**3
MIN-705Mentoring/Connecting*1
MIN-750A
or MIN-750D
Cross-Cultural Encounter: Los Angeles
Cross-Cultural Encounter: San Francisco
1.5
1.5
THEO-705Christian Thought3
Expanding The Base
CodeTitleUnits
BIB-712Intermediate Greek Exegesis3
BIB-713Advanced Greek Exegesis3
BIB-726Biblical Interpretation II2
BIB-752Biblical Theology II**3
BIB-758New Testament Backgrounds3
MIN-760Practicum Assessment and Discernment0
HIST-716
or THEO-760
or HIST-718
Evangelical anabaptist story
Evangelical Anabaptist confessions
North American Religious History
3
3
3
THEO-730Discipleship and Ethics*3
Practicing The Theory

Choose one

CodeTitleUnits
COUN-724Interpersonal Communication3
MIN-732Church Educational Ministries3
MIN-740
or MIN-742
Preaching I
Preaching for Contemporary Listeners
3
3
MIN-793A
and MIN-793B
Supervised Ministry Experience I*
Supervised Ministry Experience II*
1.5
1.5
Capstone Learning
CodeTitleUnits
BIB-790
or BIB-799/MIN-799
Senior Seminar*
Thesis*
3
6
MIN-770Ministry Discernment*0

Electives

  • New testament courses (6 units)
  • Free electives (4.5-7.5 units)

* Course must be taken at FPU Biblical Seminary.
** At least one biblical theology course must be taken at FPU Biblical Seminary.