Residential Master’s Degree in Religion: Biblical Studies
Dive deep into the study of the Bible and prepare for ministry with the Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.): Biblical Studies degree.
The Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.) provides foundational instruction in discipleship ministry, sermon preparation, and practical ministry skills. And, with the Biblical Studies cognate, you’ll be equipped for a career in ministry through in-depth study of the historical and theological context of individual books of the Bible.
This program benefits pastors and ministry leaders who seek a firm scriptural foundation for service in Christian ministry. It also lays the groundwork for potential advanced studies in a program like the 75-hour Master of Divinity.
Explore Scripture and the essential truths of Christianity with this degree, and graduate ready to continue your education or enter the ministry.
The M.A. in Religion (M.A.R.): 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 accredited by SACSCOC.
Academics: M.A.R.: Biblical Studies
60 total credit hours
Program of Study
- Introduction to Apologetics (APOL 500)
- Discipleship Ministries (DSMN 500)
- Contemporary Evangelism (EVAN 525)
- Hermeneutics (NBST 610)
Career Opportunities With an M.A.R. Degree
- Associate Pastor
- Church Education Administrator
- Lay Ministry Leader
- Teaching Pastor