Master of Theology (ThM) in Theology Online Degree Program

Master of Theology - Theology Online

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Enhance Your Ministry with Liberty’s Master of Theology (Th.M.) – Theology Area of Study

Liberty University’s online Master of Theology program with a Theology area of study will equip you to address many of the problematic issues facing modern society from a biblical worldview. Our courses are designed to prepare you to serve effectively in any career you choose within the theology field. Through an advanced study of Theology, you will graduate prepared to serve in a myriad of Christian ministries through the development of a strong foundation in Christian thought and theology.

The Master of Theology (ThM) program is a postgraduate program designed for students who previously completed have a Master of Divinity or equivalent degree. The Master of Theology is a signature seminary degree to enhance the knowledge of rising and experienced ministry leaders alike. The Theology area of study provides you with additional knowledge of the doctrine of God and key concepts in ethics and the Christian ministry.

Why Choose Liberty’s ThM- Theology Online Degree Program?

Liberty University is the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation and the largest university in Virginia. As a leading online Christian university, Liberty offers the solid, biblical foundation necessary to serve well in a ministry-related role. Our professors are committed to preparing you for a successful career as they teach you from a Biblical worldview.

Our Master of Theology is also offered as a Thesis Track Program for students seeking the opportunity to propose, execute, and defend a research project. Both the thesis and non-thesis track theology degrees are offered completely online, allowing you to remain active in your job, with your family, and in your community without the worry of having to take courses on campus.*

*Please note that the Thesis Track Program will require students to attend campus during the THES 690- Thesis Defense class

What Will You Learn in Our Master of Theology Degree?

The Word of God provides truths for understanding and assessing the challenges before us. Beginning with a rigorous interaction with the Old and New Testaments, you will explore the key aspects of mission theology as well as how it relates to other key themes in theology. Christian leaders today face ethical challenges and questions that could not have been imagined even a few years ago. It is important for ministers in every area of church life to be able to provide accurate, biblically sound, and informative answers on a variety of ethical matters, in their teaching and preaching, and in one-on-one situations. You will have the opportunity to dig deeper into theology and Christian thought by working to understand ecclesiology and eschatology.

We desire to train Champions for Christ, and we are proud to be a partner with you through a Master of Theology degree as you prepare to lead others in your career.

Master of Theology Featured Courses

THEO 605 – Theology of Global Engagement

THEO 620 – Ecclesiology

THEO 626 – Doctrine of God

THEO 650 – Ethics and Christian Ministry

Master of Theology (ThM) Online Program Highlights

  • By earning your Master of Theology degree from a nonprofit 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 you apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for Master of Theology 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. 
  • You can complete the Master of Theology degree in less than two years.
  • Networking opportunities with other professionals in the program from around the country.

Master of Theology 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).
  • Discounted Divinity Block Rate: $2475 per semester - only $165/credit at 15 credit hours!*
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year and no set login times.

*Credits taken above 15 credit hours for the Th.M. in Theology are charged at the part-time rate.

Master of Theology Online Program Format

  • 100% online with optional intensives
  • 30 total hours
  • Up to 6 credit hours may be transferred to Liberty if approved.
  • 8-week courses, eight different start dates each year and no set login times.

ThM- Theology Degree Information and Requirements

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Master of Theology Potential Career Options

  • Educator
  • Family Pastor
  • Missionary
  • Professor