Academic Overview

what makes our MA program unique

Master of Arts in
Linguistics, Exegesis, and Translation Management

Credits by Discipline

Bible & Biblical Languages
Bible Translation
Intercultural Studies
90 Credits - Class Distribution

Linguistics Core

27 Credits

LI501 Introduction to Language Studies 3
LI502 Introduction to Linguistic Analysis 3
LI601 Semantics and Pragmatics 3
LI602 Phonological Analysis 3
LI603 *Language Acquisition, Literacy Education,
and Program Development
LI604 Sociolinguistics & Intercultural Communication 3
LI701 Grammar & Structure 1 3
LI702 Grammar & Structure 2 3
LI703 Field Methods and Management for Linguistics
and Translation
LI704 Linguistics Field Methods Practicum 1

Bible Translation Core

19 Credits

BT501 *Introduction to Bible Translation 3
BT502 *Principles of Bible Translation 3
BT601 *Translation Oversight and Technology 3
BT602 *Problems in Bible Translation 3
BT701 *Issues in New Testament Translation 3
BT702 *Issues in Old Testament Translation 3
BT703 Translation Field Methods Practicum 1

Bible and Biblical Languages Core

36 Credits

NT501 Basic Greek Fundamentals 1 3
NT502 Basic Greek Fundamentals 2 3
NT601 Advanced Greek Fundamentals 1 3
NT602 Advanced Greek Fundamentals 2 3
NT701 Functional Greek 1 3
NT702 Functional Greek 2 3
OT501 Basic Hebrew Fundamentals 1 3
OT502 Basic Hebrew Fundamentals 2 3
OT601 Advanced Hebrew Fundamentals 1 3
OT602 Advanced Hebrew Fundamentals 2 3
OT701 Functional Hebrew 1 3
OT702 Functional Hebrew 2 3

Intercultural Studies Core

12 Credits

SF501 Spiritual Formation & Ministry† 0
IC501 *Historical and Cultural Backgrounds of the Bible 3
IC502 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3


†On-campus students must complete four semesters of SF501 Spiritual Formation before participating in field work.

IC503 Spiritual Warfare and Martyrdom 3
IC602 *Cultural Adaption and Team Building 3

*Can be taught as a module or intensive

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