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Master of Divinity: Christian Thought

Residential Master of Divinity: Christian Thought

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Begin your ministry career with confidence through real-world experience and practical application methods.

Through the Master of Divinity (M.Div.): Christian Thought 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 Christian Thought cognate, you’ll receive advanced training in many foundational areas of study like apologetics, evangelism, and theology. You will also have opportunities to:

  • Explore the history of Christianity
  • Learn how to prepare and deliver meaningful sermons and lessons
  • Study the themes, settings, and history of each book in the Old and New Testament
  • Learn foundational Hebrew and Greek
  • Gain pastoral, pre-marital, and marital counseling methods and best practices

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 School of Divinity doctoral programs.

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 accredited by SACSCOC.

Academics: M.Div.: Christian Thought

Credit Hours

75 total credit hours

Program of Study

Master of Divinity (M.Div.): Christian Thought

Admissions Requirements

Find M.Div. in Christian Thought admissions requirements.

Featured Divinity & Christian Thought Courses 

  • Introduction to Apologetics (APOL 500)

  • Biblical Foundations of Leadership (LEAD 510)
  • Hermeneutics (NBST 610)
  • Systematic Theology I (THEO 525)

Career Opportunities With an M.Div. Degree

  • Apologist
  • Evangelist
  • Missionary
  • Senior pastor
  • Youth pastor
  • Ministry leader