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  • Writer's pictureCaleb Kaltenbach

Graduate & Doctoral Degrees in New Testament via Distance Learning

Updated: Sep 30, 2023


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

US-based Degree Abbreviations

Master of Divinity = M.Div.; Master of Arts = M.A.; Master of Theological Studies = M.T.S.; Master of Theology = Th.M.; Master of Sacred Theology = S.T.M.; Doctor of Ministry = D.Min.; Doctor of Philosophy = Ph.D.; Th.D. = Doctor of Theology


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. M.Div. degrees


Denver Seminary (O)


Gardner-Webb University (O, LS, H)

MDiv in Biblical Studies (New Testament emphasis)


Grace Theological Seminary (O)

MDiv in Exegetical Studies (New Testament electives)


Lincoln Christian Seminary (M or/and O)

MDiv in Biblical Studies (New Testament Studies emphasis)


Maranatha Seminary, Maranatha Baptist University (O, LS)


Northern Seminary (LS)


Portland Seminary, George Fox University (H or O)

M.Div in Biblical Studies (New Testament emphasis)


Regent University (O)


Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (O or/and LS)


2. M.A. & M.T.S. degrees


Abilene Christian University (O)


Andrews University (O, LS, H)

MA in Religion (New Testament emphasis)


Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Evangel University (O)

MA in Theological Studies (New Testament emphasis)


Baptist Bible Seminary, Clarks Summit University (O)


Capital Seminary, Lancaster Bible College (H or O)

MA in Biblical Studies (New Testament emphasis)


Cornerstone Theological Seminary, Cornerstone University (O, LS)


Denver Seminary (O)


Freed-Hardeman University (LS)


Global University (O)


Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (H)

MA in Theological Studies (New Testament emphasis)


Harding School of Theology, Harding University (H)


Johnson University (O)

Lincoln Christian Seminary (M or/and O)

MA in Biblical Studies (New Testament emphasis)


Multnomah Biblical Seminary, Multnomah University (O)

MA in Biblical Studies (New Testament emphasis)


New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (O)

MA in Biblical Studies (New Testament & Greek emphasis)


Northern Seminary (LS)

Ozark Christian College (H)

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


Portland Seminary, George Fox University (H or O)

MA in Biblical Studies (New Testament emphasis)


Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (H)


Southern California Seminary (O)

MA in Biblical Studies (New Testament & Greek emphasis)


Talbot School of Theology, Biola University (O)


Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Trinity International University (O)


Trinity School for Ministry (O, LS)

MA in Religion & Biblical Studies (New Testament emphasis)


Turner School of Theology, Amridge University (O)



3. Th.M. & S.T.M. degrees

Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Evangel University (H)


Baptist Bible Seminary, Clarks Summit University (H)

Th.M. (New Testament emphasis)


Calvin Theological Seminary (LS)

Th.M. (New Testament emphasis)


Central Baptist Theological Seminary- Plymouth, MN (M)

Th.M. (New Testament emphasis)


Columbia Theological Seminary- Decatur, GA (H)

Th.M. (New Testament emphasis)


Cornerstone Theological Seminary, Cornerstone University (O)


Dallas Theological Seminary (H)

***Details on the major are in the catalog


Denver Seminary (H or LS)


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


Gateway Seminary (H)

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


Grace School of Theology (O)

Th.M. (New Testament emphasis)


Hellenic College (O)

Th.M. (New Testament emphasis)


Institute of Lutheran Theology (O, LS)


The Master's Seminary (M)


New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (H)


Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (H)

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


Regent University (O)

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


South Florida Bible College & Theological Seminary (O)


Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (H)


Southern California Seminary (H)

Th.M. (New Testament emphasis)


Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (O)

Th.M. (New Testament emphasis)


Toronto Baptist Seminary (R)

Th.M. (New Testament emphasis)


Western Seminary (H)


Westminster Theological Seminary (M)



4. International Graduate degrees

Philipps-Universität Marburg (M)

Mag.Theol. (New Testament)


South African Theological Seminary (R)

MTh (New Testament)


Toronto Baptist Seminary (R)


Union Theological College (R)


University of Aberdeen (R)

MTh or MLitt (New Testament emphasis)


University of Otago (R)


University of Sheffield (R)

MPhil (New Testament emphasis)


University of South Africa (O + R)


The University of Wales- Trinity Saint David (R)

MRes in Biblical Interpretation (New Testament emphasis)




5. Professional doctorate degrees


Houston Christian University (Houston Theological Seminary)


Liberty University

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


Milligan University (Emmanuel Christian Seminary)

DMin with a New Testament emphasis via research & dissertation


Northern Seminary


Shepherds Theological Seminary

DMin in Advanced Biblical & Theological Studies (New Testament emphasis via dissertation)


Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

DMin in Biblical & Theological Studies (New Testament emphasis via dissertation)


The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary


Western Seminary

DMin in Biblical Languages for Ministry (New Testament emphasis via dissertation)




6. International Doctorate degrees





7. Ph.D. & Th.D. degrees


Amridge University (Turner School of Theology)


Andrews University

Ph.D. in Religion (New Testament emphasis)


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


Dallas Theological Seminary


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.


Gateway Seminary

Ph.D. in Biblical Studies / New Testament


Institute of Lutheran Theology

Ph.D. in New Testament


Lancaster Bible College & Capital Bible Seminary

Ph.D. in Biblical Studies / New Testament


The Master's Seminary

Ph.D. in 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)

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 emphasis)


Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

*Most of the degree is offered using the FLEX format

Ph.D. in New Testament




8. NT Related Ph.D. degrees


George Mason University


University of Florida


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