Graduate Divinity Programs

Next Acceptance Deadline

Dec 20, 2017

Admission Requirements

The admission requirements listed below apply to the following divinity school graduate programs:

Master of Arts in Biblical Studies
Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics
Master of Arts in Christian Ministry
Master of Arts in Global Studies
Master of Arts in Religion

Master of Arts in Sports Chaplaincy
Master of Arts in Theological Studies
Master of Divinity
Master of Religious Education


  1. Apply online or download application for admission and submit via mail.
  2. A $40.00, non-refundable, application fee will be assessed at time of application (waived for service members and veterans).
  3. Fax/scan unofficial college transcripts.
    • Please Note - Unofficial transcripts can be used for acceptance purposes with the submission of a transcript request form.
  4. Mail official college transcripts (sealed, unopened copy).
    • Regionally or Nationally accredited bachelor's degree with at least a 2.0 for admission in good standing.  Applicants who have earned a master’s degree or at least 12 graduate credits from an accredited institution may be assessed on the basis of the master’s-level degree work.*

      * The M.A. in Christian Apologetics requires a 2.5 GPA for admission in good standing.
  5. Admission to this program requires:
  6. Applicants whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or an approved alternate test: of English proficiency: International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the International Test of English Proficiency (iTEP). Applicants must earn a score of 80 on the Internet-based TOEFL, a 3.9 on the iTEP, a 6.5 on the IELTS, or an equivalent score on an approved alternate test for all graduate degree programs.  Applicants who have an earned degree from a college or university in the U.S. or other English-speaking country or school may have the TOEFL requirement waived by the Office of Graduate Admissions.

Preliminary Acceptance

If you are sending in a preliminary transcript for acceptance, you must:

  • Be in your final term and planning to start your master's degree after the last day of class for your bachelor's degree.
  • Submit an official/unofficial transcript to confirm that you are in your final term. The preliminary transcripts must show a minimum of 105 completed credit hours. 
  • If you are a current Liberty University student completing your undergraduate degree, you will need to submit a Graduation Application
  • Send in an additional, final official transcript with a conferral date on it by the end of your first semester of enrollment.

Dual Enrollment

If you plan to dual enroll in both a bachelor’s and master’s degree program, you must:

  • Contact the Registrar’s Office to obtain a dual enrollment application.
  • Complete and submit an application for admission.
     

As a non-Liberty undergraduate student, in addition to completing and submitting an application for admission, you must:

  • Contact and speak with our Registrar directly.
  • Have your current university’s registrar send Liberty’s Registrar’s Office an official letter to confirm that you are in the last nine hours of your undergraduate degree program.

Unofficial College Transcript Policy

An unofficial copy of the college transcript can either be faxed from the institution, printed from the school’s official site, or an opened copy that you may have in your possession.

Before sending unofficial college transcripts, please make sure they include the following:

  • School’s name or logo printed on the document
  • Cumulative GPA
  • List of completed courses and earned credit
  • Degree and date conferred (if applicable)

Official College Transcript Policy

An acceptable official college transcript must be issued directly from the institution in a sealed envelope with a signature across the back. If you have one in your possession, it must meet the same requirements.

Official college transcripts are not required initially for acceptance if unofficial transcripts are provided; however, if the student uses unofficial transcripts to earn acceptance, all official transcripts must be received within 60 days of the admissions decision. Failure to send all official transcripts within the 60-day time frame will prevent registration.


Contact Information

Call
1(800) 424-9596

Fax
(888) 301-3577

Email
luograd@liberty.edu

Mail
Liberty University Online Admissions Verification
1971 University Blvd.
Lynchburg, VA 24515