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M.A. in Religion: Homiletics

Master of Arts in Religion: Homiletics degree Liberty University

Residential Master’s Degree in Religion: Homiletics

Gain the foundation and skills you’ll need to develop a sermon, preach, and minister with the Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.): Homiletics 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 Homiletics cognate, you’ll get a broad understanding of the fundamentals of Christianity that will enable you to build your ministry.

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

Credit Hours

60 total credit hours


Program of Study (DCP)

Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.): Homiletics (DCP)

Courses You Could Take in Religion & Homiletics

  • Hermeneutics (NBST 610)
  • Expository Preaching (HOMI 605 )
  • Preaching from the Old Testament (HOMI 670 )
  • Preaching from the New Testament (HOMI 675 )

Admissions Requirements & More

Find M.A.R. in Homiletics admissions requirements, transfer information, and accreditation on the Residential Admissions site.

Career Opportunities With an M.A.R. Degree

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