Master of Arts in Biblical Studies

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Master of Arts in Biblical Studies

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Understand the Mysteries of the Bible by Earning a Master’s Degree in Biblical Studies

Do you love digging deeper into the Scriptures? If you love studying the Bible through in-depth readings and language studies and want to teach others how to learn about God through studying His Word, Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Arts in Biblical Studies will give you the training you need!

Liberty’s online master’s in biblical studies program is ideal for individuals who want to develop skills that will enhance their ministry career or for students who want to teach biblical studies in the K-12 or college setting. Through this program, you will learn in-demand skills in language studies for biblical Greek and Hebrew as well as gain an understanding of proper research, writing, and ministry preparation. These skills will prepare you to develop impactful Christian scholarship and teach others how to engage with the Scriptures.

Our master’s in biblical studies has a 100% online program format that allows you the flexibility to pursue your academic goals while still staying connected with your family, your church, and your job. Liberty’s online M.A. in Biblical Studies will equip you with the advanced skills and scholarship you need to advance your ministry and help others grow closer to God through studying His Word.

What Will You Learn in Our Master’s in Biblical Studies Degree Online?

  • Hermeneutics and methods for biblical interpretation
  • New Testament development of Old Testament themes
  • Greek syntax for language studies in the New Testament
  • Hebrew exegesis to better explore the Old Testament

Liberty’s online biblical studies classes will equip you to meet demanding and complicated roles in the fields of ministry, domestically and across the globe. With Liberty’s accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC), you can be confident that your degree has met rigorous standards for quality and value. Upon completion of your biblical studies master’s degree, you will be able to better interpret biblical passages by using original languages of the Bible as well as apply scholarly insight into text interpretation.

You may also be interested in exploring our master’s degree in religion, Christian ministry, or theological studies.

Potential Career Options for Biblical Studies Graduates

  • Doctoral studies
  • Higher education instruction
  • Global missionary ministry
  • Researcher/author

Benefits of Our Online Master’s in Biblical Studies Degree

As a leader in distance education since 1985, we understand what it takes to create a flexible and affordable education for busy people. Since we have been investing in distance and online learning for decades, our experience has taught us how to streamline our degree options so you can focus on what really matters to you. While many schools offer online degrees, we believe Liberty stands out.

Here’s what sets us apart:

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank among Niche.com’s top 5 online schools in America. Earning your online Master of Arts in Biblical Studies degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
  • Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity has been accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). Your divinity degree has been 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.
  • Your ministry matters – so when you take 9-15 credit hours per semester in your divinity program, you’ll pay a discounted block rate of $2,750. It’s our way of supporting all you do to serve others.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 7 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 
  • You can complete this Master of Arts in Biblical Studies degree program in as little as 2 years!

Military Benefits for Graduate Students

Service is important to us, so whether you’re currently serving in the Armed Forces, have served, or are married to someone who serves, we’re here to serve you. Liberty’s military benefits are available to:

  • Active duty service members of the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/retirees
  • Spouses of service members and veterans/retirees
  • Current Department of Defense employees

We are proud to support you in your pursuit of a flexible and affordable online education by offering you the following benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)
  • Discounted Divinity Block Rate: $2,475 per semester – only $165/credit at 15 credit hours*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

*Credits taken below 9 credits and above 15 credit hours for the Master of Arts in Biblical Studies are charged at the part-time rate.

60

Credit Hours

2

Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% online, 8-week courses

Interested in studying on campus?

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Aug 22, 2022

Accreditation

ATS Commission on Accrediting

Experience That Matters to You

As an accredited Christian college with a 7,000-acre campus in Lynchburg, Virginia, Liberty University offers you an education that is both academically challenging and rooted in a biblical worldview.

At Liberty, you’ll benefit from 35+ years of learning, growing, adapting, and innovating for the distance learner — and more than a decade of researching the needs of the online student. You can be confident that we’ve taken the time to learn what’s important to you.

And what’s that?

  • Affordability
  • Accessibility
  • Academic Quality

These important factors challenged us to find new financial solutions, get ahead of industry trends, and blaze trails into cutting-edge career fields — and it’s paid off. That’s the difference experience makes.

 

We are widely recognized as a top university for affordability, accessibility, and academic quality.

Why Choose Liberty University?

Enjoy Flexible Courses

Choose from a wide variety of programs at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level, most of which are 100% online*. With an 8-week format and 8 start dates per year, it’s easy to fit your courses around your schedule!

* excludes licensure, certification, and some doctoral programs

Maximize Your Time

Start and finish your degree faster! Liberty requires no standardized testing for admission, and you can transfer previous course credit — transfer in up to 75% of a bachelor’s degree and up to 50% of a master’s, postgraduate, or doctoral degree — or discover how your life, career, or military experience may count toward your college degree.

Grow in Your Faith

All of our courses are taught from a Christian perspective, and our faculty see themselves as mentors. Our mission is to Train Champions for Christ — we’re committed to championing you as you study to go further in your field, become a leader in your industry, or start a new career.

Access Academic Support

Throughout your educational journey, you will have access to academic resources that will aid in the completion of your degree. Services include our online library, writing center, tutoring, study aids, IT assistance, 30+ tutorial videos, live webinars, and personalized help from our academic advising team.

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Why We’re Nonprofit

As a nonprofit (not-for-profit) university, Liberty is in the business of training skilled professionals to make a difference in the world – not gaining profit, revenue, or producing dividends for shareholders. In keeping with our commitment to your education, we invest our resources back into degree programs and into your student experience.

While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university and has not increased tuition for 7 straight years. Lower tuition means less student loan debt for students.

For Liberty University, nonprofit is more than a status; it is a valuable opportunity to invest in the lives of students who will go out and impact the world.

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Financing Options

Financial Aid

Nearly 80% of all Liberty students in an online program are awarded financial aid. Virginia residents may qualify for additional aid — learn more!

Corporate Tuition Assistance

Deferred – If your company reimburses you for the cost of your education, you pay only a portion of your balance up front. You submit your grades to your employer who pays you, and then you pay the remaining balance for your classes.

Tuition Discounts

Qualified military service members, veterans, and their spouses can receive up to 55% off their tuition rate for eligible programs!

Contact one of our Admissions Counselors for more information by calling (800) 424-9595.

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