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M.A. in Religion: Church History

Master of Arts in Religion: Church History

Residential Master’s Degree in Religion: Church History

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Prepare for ministry as you gain an in-depth look at the formation of the Christian church with the Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.): Church History 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 Church History cognate, you’ll also increase your understanding of church history from the Reformation to the modern world. 

Appropriate as an entry level and general professional degree in religion, this program offers intensive study in the Scriptures and the essential truths of the Christian message. The Church History (M.A.R.) degree 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.): Church History 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.: Church History

Credit Hours

60 total credit hours

Program of Study 

Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.): Church History 

Admissions Requirements

Find M.A.R in Church History admissions requirements.

Featured Courses in Church History

  • History of Global Christianity (CHHI 620)
  • Classical Reformation (CHHI 650 )
  • American Christianity (CHHI 660)
  • History of Evangelicalism (CHHI 670)

Career Opportunities With an M.A.R. Degree

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

  • Teaching Pastor

  • Educator