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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

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Tim Geddert, Ph.D.

Professor, Program Director, New Testament

Faculty

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Mark Baker, Ph.D.

Professor of Mission and Theology

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Valerie Rempel, Ph.D.

Vice President, Dean of the Seminary, Associate Professor, J.B. Toews Chair of History and Theology

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Brian Ross, D.Min.

Associate Professor, Program Director, Christian Ministry, Master of Divinity & Ministry Leadership and Culture

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Lynn Jost, Ph.D.

Professor, Program Director, Old Testament, Director of the Center for Anabaptist Studies

Admission requirements

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Course listing

Required Courses (60 Units)

Foundations

CodeTitleUnits
BIB 709Bible Knowledge Requirement Seminar0
BIB 710Elementary Greek I3
BIB 711Elementary Greek II3
BIB 720The Church and God’s Mission in the World *3
BIB 725Understanding, Interpreting and Teaching Scripture
Must be taken as a 3 unit course
2 - 3
BIB 750Old Testament Theology **3
MIN 704Discerning Vocation and Calling *1
MIN 750DCross-Cultural Encounter: San Francisco1.5
THEO 712The Story of the Church and Its Theology
Must be taken as a 3 unit course
2 - 3

Expanding the Base

CodeTitleUnits
BIB 712Intermediate Greek Exegesis3
BIB 713Advanced Greek Exegesis3
BIB 726Advanced Biblical Interpretation2
BIB 752New Testament Theology **3
BIB 758New Testament Backgrounds3
MIN 760Practicum Assessment and Discernment0
HIST 716
THEO 760
HIST 718
The Evangelical Anabaptist Story
or Evangelical Anabaptist Confessions of Faith
or North American Religious History
3
3
3
THEO 730Discipleship and Ethics
Must be taken as a 3 unit course
2 - 3 *

Practicing the Theory

Select three units of the following

CodeTitleUnits
MIN 718Effective Contemporary Public Communication3
COUN 724Interpersonal Communication
Must be taken as a 3 course
2 - 3
MIN 732
MIN 740
MIN 742
MIN 793B
MIN 793A
Church Educational Ministries
or Preaching I
or Preaching for Contemporary Listeners
or The Practice of Ministry II * and
The Practice of Ministry I *
3
3
3
1.5
1.5

Capstone Learning

CodeTitleUnits
BIB 790NT
BIB 799
Senior Seminar - New Testament *
or Thesis
3
MIN 799Thesis3 - 6 *
MIN 770NTMinistry Discernment - New Testament *0

Electives

CodeTitleUnits
 New Testament courses6
 Free electives4.5-7.5

*Course must be taken at FPU Biblical Seminary.

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