The School of Theology offers several unique opportunities for students of biblical studies. The small size of the student body affords students ample time to seek guidance from professors outside the classroom. The ability to engage in Hebrew and Greek language study is coupled with lecture, seminar, and independent study opportunities every semester; these curricular options are expanded through our relationships with the Divinity School at Vanderbilt, as well as the undergraduate college here at Sewanee. Finally, the research necessary for meaningful biblical scholarship is only possible with the resources of a good library and a capable staff that is eager to locate research materials, and Sewanee has that in the Jesse Bell duPont Library.
The master of arts program is designed as a general academic degree for people who wish to begin advanced study of theological disciplines in a church-related setting. It involves a two-year course of study, following either a general program or pursuing a concentration in a particular discipline.