Master of Arts in Religion

Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.)

Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary’s Master of Arts in Religion (M.A. in Religion) program provides an intensive study of the scriptures and essential truths of the Christian faith. With a focus on individuals seeking an introductory graduate degree in religion, this online program provides a solid foundation from which to better understand the fundamentals of the Bible, Christianity, Christian theology, and the Christian church. Courses are well-suited for pastors, Christian educators, informed lay leaders, and pastors’ spouses who wish to serve effectively in their local church.

M.A.R. students must choose a cognate. All cognates for the M.A.R. program may be completed in 100% Online, through Online plus on-campus Intensives or through the Resident format. 


Quick Facts

2013-2014 Tuition

  • $320 per credit hour (0-8 credit hours or 16+ credit hours)
  • $2350 Seminary block rate for students enrolled in 9-15 credit hours
  • $25 intensive fee

Cognates

  • Biblical Studies
  • Church History
  • Discipleship and Church Ministry
  • Evangelism and Church Planting
  • Global Studies
  • Homiletics
  • Leadership
  • Marketplace Chaplaincy
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Pastoral Ministries
  • Theology
  • Worship

Program Delivery Format

Residency Requirement for Online Program

  • Varies according to cognate

Credit Hours

  • 60 total hours
  • Up to 27 credit hours can be transferred in for the 60 credit hour program

Potential Career Options

  • Associate Pastor
  • Church Education Administrator
  • Lay Leader
  • Missionary
  • Youth Pastor

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