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Master of Divinity in Christian Thought

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

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Grow Your Understanding of Theology and Apologetics with Liberty’s Master of Divinity in Christian Thought

Liberty University’s Master of Divinity in Christian Thought can prepare you to lead your ministry and make a positive impact for Christ. This degree provides flexibility to study the subjects that best suit your goals in the areas of apologetics, theology, and church history. Through some of our core divinity courses, you will study the history of Christianity and develop theological analysis and argument skills through lessons from some of the greatest Christian leaders.

Throughout our Master of Divinity degree, you will obtain many of the skills needed to manage, teach, and lead a church or small group organization. You will gain a deeper understanding of Scripture while simultaneously gaining the ability to start, run, and continue a discipleship ministry. By sharpening your ability to study and interpret the Bible, you can identify how its teachings relate to the modern world.

Pursue Your Degree with Confidence

  • Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
  • Liberty University’s John W. Rawlings School of Divinity is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of ATS, the Association of Theological Schools.
  • Learn from theologians who have years of experience as well-respected authors, speakers, and researchers.
  • We are committed to defending the authority of Scripture and conservative evangelical theology.
  • Our master’s degree in theology provides hands-on experience within the local church as well as opportunities to serve with churches and organizations like the International Mission Board, Hume Lake, Samaritan’s Purse, and Second Baptist Houston.
  • The option to take Monday-only classes allows residential graduate students to complete large portions of their M.Div. by attending classes 1 day a week.
  • We offer multiple scholarship opportunities to our residential students, including the full-tuition Keesee Scholarship.

What Will You Learn?

  • Greek and Hebrew language tools
  • Hermeneutics
  • Premarital and marital counseling
  • Research, writing, and ministry preparation

Career Opportunities for Graduates of Liberty’s M.Div. in Christian Thought

  • Apologist
  • Evangelist
  • Missionary
  • Senior pastor
  • Youth pastor

Facilities and Resources Available to Divinity Students

  • The Rawlings School of Divinity is the world’s largest school for religious studies and ministerial training.
  • As a member of the Association of Theological Schools, Liberty’s School of Divinity stands on a solid, biblically based foundation and a firm commitment to conservative evangelical theology.
  • Liberty’s Rawlings Scriptorium Museum exhibits Christian scriptural artifacts valued at over $1 million, which are available for scholarly research and study.
  • The faculty in our School of Divinity are first-rate biblical scholars and theologians in their own right. Liberty’s faculty have impacted the field of biblical scholarship since our founding, including Dr. Ed Hindson who is a fellow of the International Biographical Association in Cambridge, England.

Admission Requirements for Graduate Divinity Degrees

Every application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and all applicants must submit the following documents and meet the minimum requirements for admission:

  • Admission application
  • Official bachelor’s degree transcripts with a 2.0 GPA or higher
  • Self-certification form for students in the final term of their bachelor’s degree
  • Rawlings School of Divinity questionnaire
  • Pastoral recommender contact information
  • Current Liberty undergraduate students seeking preliminary acceptance into a graduate program must complete a degree completion application through their ASIST account

 

75

Credit Hours

Available On Campus

Class Type

Residential

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Aug 19, 2024

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