Biblical Linguistics
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Jun 26, 2023
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Explore the Depths of Meaning in the Bible Through Linguistics

Are you fascinated by how language works? You can apply that passion to a deeper understanding of the Bible through a study of biblical linguistics. Liberty’s online M.A. in Biblical Languages – Linguistics can give you the tools you need to dig deep into the Scriptures and learn more about how its languages formed.

Liberty’s biblical linguistics program is designed to equip you with advanced knowledge of the original languages used in Scripture for in-depth biblical studies. Studying biblical languages can help you be a more effective teacher or minister or even lead to work in the field of biblical translation.

Additionally, this program can help you gain the tools you’ll need to interpret Scripture and teach in an academic or church setting with confidence. Whether you are transitioning into ministry or looking to expand your role, this degree can give you the foundational knowledge you need to grow in your pastoral outreach. With our linguistics program, you can prepare for further studies in our Ph.D. in Bible Exposition. Reach a deeper level of biblical understanding with Liberty’s biblical languages master’s degree!


Liberty University’s John W. 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.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Master’s in Biblical Languages – Linguistics?

Liberty University’s M.A. in Biblical Languages is a flexible way to gain the knowledge you need to excel in ministry. Whether you have ministry experience or not, this degree can give you the training you need to grow your biblical teaching and ministry knowledge. If you want to pursue in-depth biblical scholarship, studying linguistics can grant insight into the meaning and history of the Scriptures.

With our 100% online biblical languages program, you will have the freedom and flexibility to complete this degree in less time than a traditional on-campus degree. Additionally, you can be confident in pursuing this degree at Liberty University — one of the world’s largest Christian universities.

Liberty’s M.A. in Biblical Languages – Linguistics provides a focused examination of the form and construction of the biblical languages. Focusing on the translation and interpretation of biblical Hebrew in the Old Testament and biblical Greek in the New Testament, this program is designed to equip you to examine, explain, and teach others about the structure and development of the Scriptures. Additionally, this background in essential language and biblical studies can help prepare you for doctoral studies in Liberty University’s Ph.D. in Bible Exposition.

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Benefits of Studying Biblical Languages with Liberty

  • Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
  • You will be learning from theologians who have years of experience as well-respected authors, speakers, and researchers.
  • The John W. Rawlings School of Divinity is one of the world’s largest schools for religious studies and ministerial training.
  • As a member of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS), 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, 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 biblical scholarship since our founding, including Dr. Ed Hindson, a fellow of the International Biographical Association in Cambridge, England.
  • Institutional Challenge Exams (ICE) are available to test out of foundational biblical and theological studies content for the online M.A. program.

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

Our M.A. in Biblical Languages – Linguistics provides a wide variety of in-depth coursework focused on the translation and interpretation of the original text of the Old and New Testaments. Starting with foundational studies in biblical Greek and biblical Hebrew, you can gain an essential understanding of the syntax, structure, and vocabulary of the biblical languages. You will then build on these studies with tailored examinations of individual books of the Old and New Testaments. Through specialized courses in exegesis, you will study the process of translating, interpreting, and teaching individual books of the Bible.

The linguistics area of study also goes into more depth in the areas of language construction of the biblical languages. Through your linguistics courses, you can build on your understanding of the development and formation of human languages and how the Bible’s text was constructed and recorded.

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Highlights of Our Master of Arts in Biblical Languages – Linguistics

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank among’s top 3 online schools in America. Earning your online biblical languages degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for our online seminary programs has not increased in 8 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university.
  • Institutional Challenge Exams (ICE) are available to test out of foundational biblical and theological studies content for the online M.A. program.
  • Study under theologians and missionaries with real-world experience in our online seminary’s web-based content developed by Liberty University’s John W. Rawlings School of Divinity.
  • You can complete this M.A. in Biblical Languages degree in as little as 1 year.

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Career Opportunities for M.A. in Biblical Languages – Linguistics Graduates

  • Bible translator
  • Biblical languages instructor
  • Christian school administrator
  • Linguistics scholar
  • Sunday school administrator

Admission Requirements for Online Graduate Divinity Programs

A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with a 2.0 or above GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions-related information.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts
  • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
  • School of Divinity Questionnaire
  • Contact information for one pastoral recommender
  • Proof of English proficiency (for applicants whose native language is other than English)

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during Financial Check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first. 

Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering 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 and above 15 credit hours for the M.A. in Biblical Languages online are charged at the part-time rate.