Afya Milele Seniors


The MA in Biblical and Theological Studies (MABTS) has been designed to assist theologians, pastors and other ministry workers in developing expertise in the area of Scripture, theology, and church history. With the challenges brought about by local and global changes and transformations on the continent of Africa, ministry in all its areas now requires specialized training. The program offers five major fields of study which reflect areas of significant importance in the ministry to the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Each area represents unique challenges that require specialized knowledge, skills and attitudes.

Why Join the Program?

This academic program has many benefits. Some of them are:

Admission Requirements

The MABTS is an academic program designed to meet the needs of pastors, theologians, and religion teachers who wish to deepen their knowledge of Scripture, theology and history. In addition to the general requirements of the University for admission in a Master’s program, MABTS applicants must do the following:

Application form can be filled out on our website (


At the beginning of the student’s course work, the program director together with the student will outline a curriculum reflecting a broad coverage to be followed by the student. Biblical Studies majors should take courses both from the Old and New Testaments as well as biblical languages and exegetical courses. Theological-Historical Studies majors are to take courses in the history of the church and Christian philosophy and theology, including Adventist history and theology. Biblical Languages majors should take the language courses as well as some electives from exegesis courses.
The total of 48 credits of the program are divided in the following way:

Major Fields of Study

Biblical Studies (Old Testament Studies and New Testament Studies)
By the end of the program, the biblical studies students (both majors) will be able to:

Biblical Languages
By the end of the program, the biblical languages students will be able to:

Theological Studies and Church History Studies
By the end of the program, the theological-historical studies students will be able to:

Graduation Requirement

In order to graduate, a student is required to:

Contact Information

For direct questions about the MABTS program please contact the program director.