Master of Arts in New Testament

Deerfield, IL

With a commitment to biblical literacy and practical application, the Master’s in New Testament is a specialized degree focusing on the text of the early church. This program is excellent preparation for further academic work at the graduate or doctoral level. It also can prepare you for ministry careers in teaching at some Christian secondary schools or Christian colleges. Whether you are interested in pursuing a career in academia and/or writing or hoping to serve in a ministry role, the MA/NT will provide you the grounding in Scripture you need.


Course Title Credits
ID 5000 Biblical Theology and Interpretation 3 hours
ST 5201 Theology I: The God of the Gospel 3 hours
ST 5202 Theology II: The Gospel of God 3 hours


Course Title Credits
NT 5251 NT Greek Exegesis I 2 hours
NT 5252 NT Greek Exegesis II 2 hours
NT 8911
ID 7900
New Testament Research

Theological Research Methods

2 hours
Electives Studies in New Testament
18-20 hours
Note: One course may be an OT course
Note: Up to 3 hours of the Capstone may be applied in the
Concentration Core
The following courses in other departments may be completed in the Concentration Core:
Course Title Credits
ST 7395 Hermeneutics 3 hours


Course Title Credits
PT 5090 Field Ed (two semesters) –or–
PT 5090 Field Ed (one semester) and ID 5080 Formation Group (two semesters) 0 hours

MA/NT Capstone (1–3 hours)

Course Title Credits
NT 7477 MA Major Comprehensive Exam 1 hour
Option 1:
NT 7485 MA Thesis
Option 2:
NT 7980
& 7980
MA Major Research Paper
and MA Major Research Paper

“Trinity’s emphasis on language, specifically Greek, has pushed me to study harder through the MA/NT. My involvement through exegesis work has deepened my knowledge of the original language of the New Testament. While also preparing me for my work teaching at a Bible college. The time spent in the MA/NT at TEDS translates directly from classroom to classroom and student to student.”

David-Wesley Field’23


Experience a classroom setting like none other. At Trinity, you will study under leading theologians, experts, and renowned authors in their specific field. Our professors will not only teach you but invest in your life. Hear from Dr. Jipp and faculty how the MA in New Testament program prepares you for your academic and ministry goals.



Trinity has been entrusted with the Gospel since 1897, and every day we are called to live with purpose. Our purpose as a divinity school is to know the Gospel, live the Gospel and make the Gospel known. In today’s ever-changing culture, Trinity immerses students in a community of biblical orthodoxy and practical living. The Trinity faculty is among the most widely published in evangelical academia and has deeply influenced the leaders shaping the present and future of evangelical Christianity across the globe.

“The world of the New Testament is diverse, exciting, challenging, and often different that what we have often imagined. The MA in NT program at TEDS offers a wonderful opportunity to get to know the NT world at a much deeper level, through studying Greek, the historical and cultural backgrounds, and the texts of the NT. As the NT world comes into better focus, contemporary parallels and applications also come into better focus. God’s good news spoken over two thousand years ago is still speaking to us today!”

Dana Harris


In addition to the requirements for general admission you’ll need the following:

  • 6 semester hours of Bible including Old and New Testament surveys; or TEDS OT 5000 and NT 5000
  • An undergraduate major in Bible or its equivalent that includes a minimum of 30 hours in Bible/Greek/theology (12 or more in Bible; beginning languages are not considered Bible courses)
  • Proficiency in biblical Greek at a level equivalent to completion of TEDS NT 4031 (two years of undergraduate Greek; testing for placement)

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