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Residential Master of Theology: Biblical Studies
Go on to get your Ph.D. with Liberty’s Master of Theology (Th.M.) program. Or, strengthen your expertise in your field.
The Master of Theology (Th.M.): Biblical Studies degree focuses on critical interpretation of Scripture. Get a firm scriptural foundation as you prepare for a career in ministry. Explore the Old and New Testaments as you study the genres, parables, and themes of each biblical book. With courses in biblical languages, you’ll study texts in the original Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic.
Thesis or Non-Thesis?
The decision between a thesis track and a non-thesis track generally revolves around your interest in future Ph.D. work. Many credible Ph.D. programs will not accept a student who has not already completed a thesis. Students not interested in a future Ph.D. have the option of choosing the non-thesis track. The non-thesis option provides a Capstone research project that allows you to do an advanced research project in your chosen field of study.
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: Th.M.: Biblical Studies
30 total credit hours
Programs of Study (DCPs)
Featured Biblical Studies Courses
- Modern & Contemporary Christian Thought (THEO 603)
- Biblical Theology (THEO 679)
- Hebrews (NBST 621)
- Genesis (OBST 650)
- Psalms (OBST 660)
Admissions Requirements & More
Find Master of Theology (Th.M.): Biblical Studies admissions requirements, transfer information, and accreditation on the Residential Admissions site.
Career Opportunities With a Th.M. Degree
- Ph.D. Program