Master of Divinity, Concentration in Bible Translation

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The Master of Divinity with a Concentration in Bible Translation (MDiv, BT) was designed for students who wish to combine vocational ministry training with cutting-edge academic and practical experience in translation principles and techniques at an international context at one of our partner institutions.Students must have acquired at least two years of Hebrew and two years of Greek to choose this concentration. For additional information, see the Master of Divinity degree in the Graduate and Pharmacy Catalog.

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Structure and Delivery

The MDiv, BT Concentration will be undertaken at one of PBA’s campus as well as one of our partner institutions abroad. Students will normally study for one calendar year as a PBA study abroad student, through the Rinker Center for Experiential Learning (RCEL), in an international university in either their penultimate or final year of the MDiv. To participate in this program, students must be accepted to the partner school and be accepted by the RCEL. During their time abroad, students will have the opportunity to study linguistics and translation techniques as well as being immersed in an international context. For additional information, see the Master of Divinity degree in the relevant section of the Graduate and Pharmacy Catalog.

Program Length

Students doing the MDiv, BT Concentration should expect to spend one year (abroad) completing the concentration requirements (12 credit hours) in addition to the time that it takes to complete the remaining MDiv degree requirements (63 credit hours). For additional information, see the Master of Divinity degree in the Graduate and Pharmacy Catalog.


The admission requirements and process may be found in the relevant Admission section of the Graduate and Pharmacy Catalog.

Degree Requirements

All students studying for an MDiv, BT Concentration (75 credit hours) will complete an integrated core (36 credit hours), ministry-training courses (15 credit hours), biblical languages (12 credit hours), and specified courses in Bible Translation (12 credit hours).For additional information, including any required prerequisites, see each degree in the relevant section of the Graduate and Pharmacy Catalog.

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