Master of Theology in Church History Online Degree Program

Master of Theology in Church History Online Degree Program

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Liberty University’s Master of Theology in Church History Will Help You Use the Past to Impact Your Future Career in Ministry

Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Theology (Th.M.) in Church History degree will help you become more effective in your discipleship ministries by building a foundation rooted in the history of the Christian church. After engaging in courses focused on the historical development of Christian theology, classical reformation and global and American Christianity, you will gain a new level of expertise to use in your career. This program is often pursued by Christian educators, lay ministry leaders and missionaries who are looking to expand their knowledge of the history of the church, following the completion of a Master of Divinity or equivalent.

The Rawlings School of Divinity provides students with professors who have an abundance of experience in the field. As a student, you will get a solid, biblically based education from our renowned faculty who bring a firm commitment to conservative evangelical theology to the classroom. While obtaining your Master in Theology degree, you will build a strong network of like-minded individuals through collaborating with educators and fellow students.

Why Choose Liberty’s Th.M. Degree in Church History Online Program?

Liberty University is the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation and the largest university in Virginia. As a student in our Master of Theology in Church History program, you have access to a variety of resources to further your knowledge and skills. Our professors are committed to preparing you for a successful career as they teach you from a biblical worldview and provide you with a solid, biblical foundation that is necessary to serve well in a ministry-related role.

Our Master of Theology in Church History Degree is 100% online which allows you to gain a quality education and still be involved in your community at home. Our program also offers optional Intensives for students who would like a residential learning opportunity. Additionally, we proudly offer accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

What Will You Learn in Our Master of Theology in Church History Degree?

Your classes in our Master of Theology degree will be filled with quality, challenging content that will leave you feeling prepared and confident once emerged into the field. Classes will give you a deep understanding of the doctrine and how to confront contemporary doctrinal issues commonly seen today. You will gain a level of expertise in understanding the history of evangelicalism and how it molded the church today. Students will gain a global perspective of the church when looking into the cultural contexts, key personalities, and movements that contributed to the spread and identity of global Christianity. After completing your theology degree, you will be prepared to make an impact in your community and environment through deep biblical teaching and a thorough understanding of the church’s history.

Our Th.M. Degree in Church History will give you a new range of skills and knowledge to apply to your goal of furthering in the Great Commission.  Through engaging in our theology degree online, you will be able to make a bigger impact than ever before.

Featured Courses

This program is a great stepping stone towards obtaining your Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) or Philosophy in Theology & Apologetics (Ph. D.) degree.

Master of Theology- Church History Program Highlights

  • By earning your online Master of Theology in Church History degree from a non-profit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs has not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university. 
  • Students can complete our Th.M. Degree in Church History in as little as four semesters.

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Military Benefits

Are you a service member, veteran, military spouse, or Department of Defense employee? We are proud to support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:

  • Tuition discounts - $275 for graduate (per credit hour)
    • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as an Emergency Responder (less than $625 per course).

Th.M. Program Format

  • 100% Online*
  • 30 total hours
  • A maximum of 6 hours of transfer credit
  • This program offers a thesis and non-thesis track
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.


*Optional Intensives are available

Degree Information and Requirements for our Master of Theology in Church History program


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Potential Career Options with a Th.M. in Church History

  • Bible Instructor
  • Missionary
  • Professor
  • Teaching Pastor