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Biblical Languages, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Houston, TX, United States
The Biblical Languages program at the Houston Baptist University is designed for students who desire to read and interpret the Christian Scriptures within their social, historical and linguistic contexts. The major or minor in Biblical Languages is appropriate for individuals preparing for vocational ministry and any serious student of the biblical traditions. 
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Overview

The Biblical Languages program at the Houston Baptist University includes Advanced Reading and Syntax in both Hebrew and Greek, while the minor program includes basic grammar for both Hebrew and Greek, and Reading and Syntax II in Hebrew or Greek.

Outcomes

Many of our students have gone on to engage in master’s and doctoral graduate work at top biblical language programs. Also, many go on to become pastors, missionaries, Bible translators, language instructors, worship leaders, and youth ministers in churches and schools throughout the world.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Hebrew Grammar 
  • Hebrew Readin & S tax
  • Senior Seminar : Advanced Readin 
  • General Lin uistics 
  • Greek Grammar 
  • Greek Reading & Syntax

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Show proof of sufficient English skills 
  • TOEFL, IELTS, SAT and/or ACT scores, OR 
  • Completion of two (2) classes of collegiate English taken in the United States 
  • Certificate of completion from Language Consultants International (ESL program) 
  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent at an accredited institution of higher education whose instruction is conducted in English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32350 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    32350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32350 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Houston

  • 1067 - 1950 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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