Arlington Baptist College endeavors to prepare men and women for Christian life and ministries, both lay and professional, through studies in Bible, general education, church vocations, and practical service; integrating faith and learning in the context of a Christian world view.
- The Graduate Theology School exists to promote biblical scholarship as well as instruction designed to provide a biblical response to current theological and cultural issues.
- The Graduate Theology School is structured around the thorough understanding of the Holy Bible.
- The Graduate Theology School establishes a process to enhance a student's current ministry endeavors through rigorous study, discussion, and reflection on current theological and cultural issues.
- The Graduate Theology School promotes a Biblical worldview in response to issues reflecting a belief in the accuracy, intention, inspiration, and sufficiency of Scriptures.
Division of Theological Studies
Upon graduation, students in both the MABTS and MDIV programs will be able to:
1) Produce critical and reflective writing at an advanced academic level.
2) Perform comprehensive exegesis and exposition of Biblical passages.
3) Demonstrate the traditional disciplines of the faith that lead to a balanced spiritual life.
4) Conduct decision-making based on the “Experiencing God” model.
5) Organize their life using the “Getting Things Done” model.
6) Explain the strategic Biblical narrative of redemption and God’s activity with humanity.
7) Present the foundational, fundamental and orthodox view of Christian Theology, Christian History, Baptist Heritage, and Biblical Ethics.
Master of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies
In addition to the Division of Theological Studies Program Objectives, MABTS graduates will be able to:
1) Document advanced biblical and theological understanding of issues within their area of specialized study.
2) Provide biblical responses to current theological and cultural issues based on a Christian worldview.
3) Explain how their current ministry endeavors will be enhanced through application of understanding gained in their program of study.
4) Explain the need for a biblical worldview and how it effects ones belief in the accuracy, intention, inspiration, and sufficiency of Scriptures.
Master of Divinity
In addition to the Division of Theological Studies Program Objectives, MDIV graduates will be able to:
1) Demonstrate advanced knowledge, theory, reflection and application of information related to the student’s declared Concentration through ministerial application.
2) Demonstrates a contribution to the current Academic dialogue through the production and presentation of Academic Papers.
3) Produce sermons and lessons reflective of advanced exegetical study, theological reflection, and practical application of biblical passages.
Length of the Program
The student will have up to four years to complete the MABTS Degree and six years to complet the MDiv Degree. After that period of time, an extension will only be granted after review and approval by the Dean of the Graduate Theology School and the Academic Dean of Arlington Baptist College.