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Master of Arts in New Testament (MANT) Degree Program

Develop a strong biblical foundation and prepare for various forms of ministry or further studies with the Master of Arts in New Testament. You’ll receive an advanced understanding of the New Testament with emphasis on the original Greek text. Building on our long-standing commitment to and respect for the original language, the M.A. in New Testament will challenge you go deeper into God’s Word through exegesis courses in the original languages.

Hamilton Campus

Typical Student

M.A. in New Testament students are typically interested in pursuing doctoral work, for which this degree is excellent preparation. Some may choose to earn a dual degree with Biblical Languages or Old Testament to enhance their preparedness for further studies. If you are interested in Bible translation, teaching or other related ministries, the M.A. in New Testament will prepare you well by equipping you with essential exegetical and hermeneutical skills using the original languages.

Potential Careers

  • Doctoral studies in the New Testament
  • Bible translation
  • Teaching in Christian education

Program Distinctives

  • Embodiment of the institution’s commitment to the original text and biblical languages
  • Exegesis courses taught in Greek to thoroughly integrate New Testament language with New Testament studies
  • Rigorous courses range from in-depth language study to a survey of other disciples, providing students with a holistic theological education
  • Thesis track option per invitation by a faculty member
  • Access to other top-tier institutions, including Harvard Divinity School and Boston University School of Theology, through the Boston Theological Institute

Program Details

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Charlotte Campus

Typical Student

M.A. in New Testament students are typically interested in pursuing doctoral work, for which this degree is excellent preparation. Some may choose to earn a dual degree with Biblical Studies or Old Testament to enhance their preparedness for further studies. If you are interested in Bible translation, teaching or other related ministries, the M.A. in New Testament will prepare you well by equipping you with essential exegetical and hermeneutical skills using the original languages.

Potential Careers

  • Doctoral studies in the New Testament
  • Bible translation
  • Teaching in Christian education

Program Distinctives

  • Embodiment of the institution’s commitment to the original text and biblical languages
  • Exegesis courses taught in Greek to thoroughly integrate New Testament language with New Testament studies
  • Rigorous courses offered in various formats (evenings, weekends, week intensives and online/hybrid) to accommodate your schedule
  • Convenient, economical and innovative adult education system
  • Renowned, highly qualified and experienced faculty
  • Enhanced library services with capability to access theological databases from your home
  • Access to research and annual lectureship series through The Robert C. Cooley Center for the Study of Early Christianity
  • Access to library resources and classes at other top-tier institutions through the Carolina Theological Consortium

Program Details

  • Degree requirements
  • Completion time: 2 years of full-time study (may span longer if pursued part-time)

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Spotlight Alum

“Gordon-Conwell prepared me extraordinarily well for my doctoral work in the University of Cambridge, and for my research and teaching since then, in both church and university contexts. Most importantly, my professors at Gordon-Conwell provided a model of engaged academic scholarship and teaching that is done in service of Christ, the Church and the world—a model that I now seek to emulate.”

Jonathan Moo, MANT/MAOT ‘04
Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies, Whitworth University | Spokane, WA