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Master of Arts in Bible Translation

Make a Global Difference

This two-year program is designed to introduce students to translation studies in order to help produce heart language translations of the biblical text. The MA in Bible Translation is uniquely designed to serve the global community of Bible translators by offering the key component courses in an online only format.



30 Semester Hours

Average Completion Time
2 Years

Campus or Online

Bible and laptop

You Might Like This Program If…

  • You want to make a difference in the world
  • You want to help people read the Bible in their heart language
  • You want to complete a master’s degree with immediate impact

Program Objectives

Each student will be able to:

  • Apply theoretical knowledge to practical contexts involving the production of a Bible translation
  • Develope an understanding of how language works and its implications for Bible translation
  • Apply hermeneutical principles to a biblical text based on the original languages

Potential Career Paths

  • Bible translator
  • Para-church ministry leader
  • Pastor

Sample Course Outline

Year 1:  History of Bible Translation, Translation Methodology, Hermeneutics
Year 2:  Contemporary Issues in Bible Translation, Field Methods

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Meet the Faculty