• Caleb Kaltenbach

Graduate & Doctoral Degrees in New Testament via Distance Learning

Updated: 2 days ago


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.


Sections Below

  1. Master of Divinity degrees

  2. Master of Arts degrees

  3. Master of Theology degrees

  4. Overseas Masters degrees

  5. Professional Doctorate degrees

  6. Overseas Doctorate degrees

  7. Doctor of Philosophy degrees

  8. NT Related Doctor of Philosophy degrees

US-based Degree Abbreviations

Master of Divinity = MDiv; Master of Arts = MA; Master of Theology = ThM; Doctor of Ministry = DMin; Doctor of Theological Ministy = DTM; Doctor of Philosophy = PhD.


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 nationally or regionally accredited (and many hold both national and regional accreditation).


1. 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


Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (O or/and LS)

MDiv in New Testament


2. Master of Arts degrees


Alliance Theological Seminary, Nyack College

MA in Biblical Literature & New Testament


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


Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, Cornerstone University (LS + H)

MA in Biblical Exegesis & 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 (electives can be New Testament classes)


Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (H)

MA in Religion & New Testament


Southern California Seminary (O)

MA in Biblical Studies (New Testament & Greek focus)


Talbot School of Theology, Biola University (O)

MA in New Testament


Turner School of Theology, Amridge University (O)

MA in New Testament Studies


Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Trinity International University (O)

MA in New Testament


Turner School of Theology, Amridge University (O)

MA in New Testament


3. 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)


Erskine Theological Seminary (O) Th.M. in New Testament


Gateway Seminary (H)

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


Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, Cornerstone University (LS + H)

Th.M. in New Testament


The Master's Seminary (M)

Th.M. in New Testament


New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (H)

Th.M. in Biblical Studies (New Testament)


Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (H)

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


Regent University (O)

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


South Florida Bible College & Theological Seminary (O)

Th.M. in New Testament


Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Th.M. in Biblical Studies / 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


4. Overseas Masters 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


The University of Wales- Trinity Saint David (R)

MRes in Biblical Interpretation (New Testament focus)




5. Professional doctorate degrees


Houston Baptist University (Houston Baptist Theological Seminary)

DMin in New Testament


Liberty University

DMin in Biblical Studies (with a New Testament focus via dissertation)


Milligan University (Emmanuel Christian Seminary)

DMin with a New Testament focus via research & dissertation


Northern Seminary

DMin or DTM in New Testament Context


The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

DMin in New Testament Exposition




6. Overseas Doctorate degrees


***See my post: Obtaining an Overseas Ph.D. Without Moving Overseas




7. Doctor of Philosophy degrees


Amridge University (Turner School of Theology)

Ph.D. in Biblical Studies / New Testament


Andrews University

Ph.D. in Religion (New Testament focus)

Th.D. in New Testament


Calvary University

Ph.D. in Bible & Theology (New Testament emphasis)


Clarks Summit University (Baptist Bible Seminary)

Ph.D. in New Testament


Columbia International University (Columbia Biblical Seminary)

*modified European model- 2 classes while the rest is research

Ph.D. in Biblical Studies


Dallas Theological Seminary

Ph.D. in New Testament Studies

(DTS just announced the program is available via LS + H)


Evangel University (Assemblies of God Theological Seminary)

Ph.D. in Biblical Interpretation & Theology / New Testament Introduction & Biblical Theology


Faulkner University (Kearley Graduate School of Theology)

*MPhil degree earned en route to Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Biblical Studies / New Testament


Gateway Seminary

Ph.D. in Biblical Studies / New Testament


Lancaster Bible College & Capital Bible Seminary

Ph.D. in Biblical Studies / New Testament


Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary

Ph.D. in New Testament


Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Ph.D. in New Testament


New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

*ThM degree earned en route to PhD

Ph.D. in New Testament


Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary

Ph.D. in Biblical Studies (New Testament emphasis)


Regent University (Regent Divinity School)

Ph.D. in Renewal Theology / Biblical Studies

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Ph.D. in New Testament


The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary *ThM degree earned en route to PhD

Ph.D. in Biblical Studies (New Testament concentration)


Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

*Most of the degree is offered using the FLEX format

Ph.D. in New Testament




8. NT Related Doctor of Philosophy degrees


George Mason University

Ph.D. in History


University of Florida

Ph.D. in Latin & Roman Studies

Ph.D. in Classical Civilization