Understand the Mysteries of the Bible by Earning a Master’s Degree in Biblical Studies
Our master’s in biblical studies degree online can provide you with a detailed look at the various books of the Bible. This can create a well-rounded framework for biblical language study. By earning your Master of Arts in Biblical Studies degree online, you can receive:
- An understanding of integral biblical foundations
- In-depth knowledge of the Old and New Testament
- Strong research skills and a high level of understanding of the Bible
Our master’s degree in biblical studies can help you further your knowledge of the Bible so you can pursue roles in ministry or academia – or even prepare for a PhD. Each of the courses within our master’s in biblical studies degree online builds upon a core focus of research. This is accomplished by providing courses that are centered on the various hermeneutics of the Bible.
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.
Why Choose Liberty University’s Biblical Studies Master’s Degree Online?
- Increase your job opportunities in religious organizations after completing our master’s in biblical studies online degree.
- Learn from experienced professors in the field of biblical studies.
- Transfer in up to 30 credit hours from another accredited college.
- Unlike many bible colleges or seminaries, Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.
What Will You Learn in Liberty University’s Bible Classes?
Liberty University’s Master of Arts in Biblical Studies is designed to help you interpret biblical passages using advanced research skills and original biblical languages. Through exciting Bible classes, you will have the opportunity to create an original research thesis covering a current biblical studies topic. You will examine major critical issues in the Old and New Testaments from an evangelical perspective.
What is biblical and theological studies?
In this field, you can take a deep dive into biblical concepts, themes, and languages. Our program can prepare you with the knowledge to become a biblical scholar and work in ministry or academics. Biblical and theological studies focus on understanding the Old and New Testaments, apologetics, and using Greek and Hebrew to correctly interpret the Bible.
How much does a master’s in theology cost?
Master’s programs in theology and other biblical subjects can vary depending on where you choose to pursue your degree. At Liberty University, we strive to keep costs low for our online students. We offer a block rate to our full-time divinity students. With this exclusive rate, you can complete up to 15 credits in a semester for just $2,750.
With the block rate, you can complete our bible studies program for a total of just $20,173. However, that amount can decrease if you have transfer credit or qualify for one of our tuition discounts for military service members and First Responders.
How can I study the Bible effectively?
Effective Bible study comes from practice and knowledge. Our biblical studies program can provide you with both. You can learn about hermeneutics, Old and New Testament themes, as well as the Greek and Hebrew languages. Each of these core competencies can help you to study the Bible effectively for scholarship, ministry, and your personal faith.
Highlights of Our Online Master’s in Biblical Studies Degree
- We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank in the top 10% of Niche.com’s best online schools in America. Earning your online degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
- Tuition for our master’s in biblical studies degree has not increased in 9 years. While many other schools have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university.
- To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are included for all divinity courses* at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!
*Electronic textbooks are not provided for courses that fall under departments outside the School of Divinity.
Online Master’s in Biblical Studies Degree Information
- This program falls under the John W. Rawlings School of Divinity.
- Download and review the Degree Completion Plan.
- View the Graduate Divinity Course Guides (login required).
Military Benefits for Our Master’s in Biblical Studies Program
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 discount: $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
- Discounted divinity block rate: $2,475 per semester for students taking 9-15 credits – only $165/credit at 15 credit hours*
- Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)
- 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 above 15 credit hours for the biblical studies degree are charged at the part-time rate.
Potential Biblical Studies Jobs Available to Graduates
Here are some of the career opportunities you may qualify for after completing Liberty University’s bible study master’s program:
- Global ministry missionary
- Higher education instructor
- Ministry associate
This degree can also help prepare you to pursue a doctoral program such as our Doctor of Ministry.
Admission Requirements for Our Online Master’s Degree Program in Biblical Studies
A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with a 2.0 or above cumulative 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*
- Divinity questionnaire
- Pastoral recommender contact information
- Official college transcripts
- Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
- 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.