• Caleb Kaltenbach

Graduate Degrees in New Testament via Distance Learning


Throughout the years, New Testament Studies has been one of the most popular majors in biblical and theological-based degrees. As such, theological learning institutions have designed more programs with a New Testament major. Also, in a post-quarantine world, there are more distance learning avenues for people to earn those degrees. Below is a list of some schools that offer New Testament graduate degrees via distance learning. If interested, please continually check this blog post as this list will be updated often.


US-based Degree Abbreviations

Master of Divinity = MDiv; Master of Arts = MA; Master of Theology = ThM.


Overseas Degree Abbreviations

Master of Philosophy = MPhil; Master of Theology = MTh; Master of Research = MRes; MLitt = Master of Literature


Study Mode

O = online; M = modular; LS = live streaming; R = research-based study; H = Hybrid of online & modular

Please Note

***The US-based Master of Theology- ThM degree usually requires students to have already earned a graduate degree in ministry or theology before being admitted to the program, whereas that is not always the case with the overseas-based Master of Theology- MTh programs.

***Each of these programs is either nationally or regionally accredited (and many hold both national and regional accreditation).


Master of Divinity degrees


Denver Seminary (O)

MDiv in New Testament


Lincoln Christian Seminary (M or/and O)

MDiv in Biblical Studies (New Testament Studies focus)


Northern Seminary (LS)

MDiv in New Testament


Regent University (O)

MDiv in New Testament


Master of Arts degrees


Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Evangel University (O)

MA in Theological Studies (New Testament focus)


Baptist Bible Seminary, Clarks Summit University (O)

MA in New Testament


Freed-Hardeman University (LS)

MA in New Testament


Johnson University (O)

MA in New Testament


Kearley Graduate School of Theology, Faulkner University (O)

MA in Biblical Studies (New Testament)

Lincoln Christian Seminary (M or/and O)

MA in Biblical Studies (New Testament Studies focus)


Multnomah Biblical Seminary, Multnomah University (O)

MA in Biblical Studies (New Testament focus)


New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (O)

MA in Biblical Studies (New Testament & Greek focus)


Northern Seminary (LS)

MA in New Testament

Ozark Christian College (H)

MA in Biblical Ministry/Biblical Studies (elective can be New Testament classes)


Southern California Seminary (O)

MA in Biblical Studies (New Testament & Greek focus)


Talbot School of Theology, Biola University (O)

MA in New Testament


Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Trinity International University (O)

MA in New Testament


Turner School of Theology, Amridge University (O)

MA in New Testament


Master of Theology degrees

Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Evangel University (H)

Th.M. in New Testament Interpretation


Baptist Bible Seminary, Clarks Summit University (H)

Th.M. (New Testament emphasis)


Central Baptist Theological Seminary (M)

Th.M. (New Testament emphasis)


Gateway Seminary (H)

Th.M. in Biblical Studies (New Testament emphasis)


The Master's Seminary (M)

Th.M. in New Testament


New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (H)

Th.M. in Biblical Studies (New Testament)


Regent University (O)

Th.M. in Biblical Studies (New Testament focus)


South Florida Bible College & Theological Seminary (O)

Th.M. in New Testament


Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (LS)

Th.M. in New Testament


Western Seminary (H)

Th.M. in New Testament


Westminster Theological Seminary (M)

Th.M. in New Testament

Overseas degrees

South African Theological Seminary (R)

MTh (New Testament)


Union Theological College (R)

MTh in New Testament


University of Aberdeen (R)

MTh or MLitt (New Testament focus)


University of Otago (R)

MA in Theology or MTh


University of Sheffield (R)

MPhil (New Testament focus)


University of South Africa (O + R)

M.Th. in New Testament


University of Wales- Trinity Saint David (R)

MRes in Biblical Interpretation (New Testament focus)