Residential Master of Divinity: Biblical Studies
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Prepare for a career in church and ministry settings through an in-depth study of the historical and theological contexts of the Bible.
Through the Master of Divinity (M.Div.): Biblical Studies degree, you’ll get the core values, knowledge, and skills you need to serve in professional Christian ministry effectively. This degree will prepare you through in-depth study of biblical leadership principles and strategies as well as intensive study of the Scriptures and essential truths of the Christian faith.
Through the Biblical Studies cognate, you’ll learn how to biblically justify the essential truths of evangelical Christianity, apply the principles of biblical interpretation, and analyze the major figures, events, and issues within church history.
Get the training you need to be a subject matter expert when it comes to biblical and extra-biblical sources. Throughout this degree, you will conduct in-depth studies of the books in the Old and New Testament. You will explore the historical setting behind the books, their literary genres and structure, as well as their symbols, parables, and themes. In addition, you will learn how Christian ministry can respond to the ethical challenges of today’s multi-cultural and secular world.
The program benefits pastors and ministry leaders who seek a firm scriptural foundation for service in Christian ministry. The Rawlings School of Divinity offers over 20 different M.Div. concentrations to choose from. The M.Div. is the basis for most doctoral programs.
The Master of Divinity (M.Div.): Biblical Studies degree is also offered online
Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). Your divinity degree is approved by ATS and has met rigorous accreditation standards. So you can feel confident that your degree is both academically excellent and well-respected among churches, ministries, and nonprofit organizations. Liberty University is also regionally accredited by SACSCOC.
Academics: M.Div.: Biblical Studies
Divinity & Biblical Studies Courses
- Introduction to Apologetics (APOL 500 )
- Biblical Foundations of Leadership (LEAD 510)
- Hermeneutics (NBST 610)
- Systematic Theology I (THEO 525)
Admissions Requirements & More
Find M.Div. in Biblical Studies admissions requirements, transfer information, and accreditation on the Residential Admissions site.
Career Opportunities with an M.Div. Degree
- Christian Educator
- Christian School Administrator
- Sunday School Administrator
- Discipleship Pastor