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Online Master of Arts in Biblical Theology

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Earn your graduate-level biblical theology degree online

The Master of Arts in Biblical Theology program at North Central University will equip you with a deep Scriptural understanding necessary for your success in churches, academics, or further graduate studies.

Why choose an M.A. in Biblical Theology at NCU?

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Learn how to interpret and apply scripture

North Central University’s College of Graduate and Professional Education offers a master’s-level biblical theology degree, a program designed to prepare you for meaningful work in churches, academics, or further graduate studies.

A Flexible format for your busy schedule

The traditional Biblical Theology Degree is 36 credits and is designed to be finished in 12 courses, allowing you to start and finish quickly and efficiently. All required courses are offered every academic year and fully online so you can move through the program on a schedule that works for you.

Applications are open now!


Our M.A. in Biblical Theology is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

North Central University is also a participating institution in NC-SARA, the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.

The College of Graduate and Professional Education is a member of the Midwest Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS).

What sets us apart

The proof is in the people

Faculty spotlight: Allen Tennison, Ph.D.

Meet Allen Tennison, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Church Leadership

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  • Ph.D. Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA
  • M.A. Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KY
  • B.A. Evangel University, Springfield, MO


  • Professor of Theology, North Central University, Minneapolis, MN (2011-Present)
  • Associate Pastor, Covina Assembly of God, Covina, CA (2002-2011)
  • Visiting Professor, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA (2008-2011)
  • Director, Covina Institute of Ministry, Covina, CA (2007-2009)
  • Adjunct Instructor, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA (2004-2008)
  • Adjunct Instructor, Vanguard University, Costa Mesa, CA (1997-2001)
  • College/Singles Pastor, Covina Assembly of God, Covina, CA (1997-2001)
  • Associate Pastor, Osage Beach Assembly of God, Osage Beach, MO (1996-1997)
  • Youth Pastor, Faith Assembly of God, Lexington, KY (1995-1996)


Dr. Allen Tennison is a member of the Society for Pentecostal Studies and the American Academy of Religion.  He has taught theology and church history at the undergraduate and graduate level since 2004, and served in pastoral ministry for over fifteen years.

Dr. Tennison has authored articles on Pentecostalism and pneumatology.  His forthcoming book, Logic of the Spirit, addresses the development of the doctrine of the Holy Spirit in early Pentecostalism.

His wife, Rhonda Tennison, serves as an Assemblies of God missionary to children at risk in both Los Angeles and the Twin Cities area.

  • Affordability


    Our graduate program has the lowest cost (overall per credit) for a program of our type in the Twin Cities.

    Remaining one of the most affordable Christian colleges is something we strive for. Plus, we understand that no one wants to shoulder the financial burden of furthering their education alone. We offer a no-interest monthly payment plan (the Ram Plan) that breaks up the cost of obtaining your degree into smaller, more manageable pieces.

    Discounts are available for Assemblies of God and Pentecostal Family Credentialed Ministers, full-time Assemblies of God church employees, full-time NCU employees, and NCU alumni.

    Many employers also offer tuition reimbursement for employees pursuing graduate degrees.

  • Convenience

    We understand the value that a graduate degree can have for your career and your life. We also understand how valuable your time and resources are. Our program is tailored to benefit you in a number of ways:

    • Evening classes to fit comfortably with your daily schedule
    • Fast-track options for obtaining your degree quicker (1, 2, and 3-year options)
    • Classes offered fully online
  • Practical Teaching

    Our graduate faculty are experts in their fields and highly-experienced professionals in a variety of areas.

    Learn more about our graduate faculty.

  • 4+1 Program

    Our undergraduate degrees are designed to feed directly into our graduate programs and tracks, so after you earn your B.A. you can earn a master’s degree with one-two additional years of education.

    Learn more about the 4+1 program.