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MA Biblical Studies Online Degree Program
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online, 8 Week Courses
Transfer Credits
Up to 50% of the Degree Total can be Transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
May 13, 2019
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

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

Our Master’s in Biblical Studies degree online will provide you with a detailed look at the various books of the Bible and create a well-rounded framework for biblical language study. By earning your Master’s in Biblical Studies degree online, you will receive in-depth knowledge of the Old and New Testament and an understanding of integral biblical foundations. Our Masters in Biblical Studies degree is designed to teach the Bible in ways that enhance more rich research skills and gain a high level of understanding.

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Why Choose Our Master’s in Biblical Studies Degree Online

Liberty University strives for continual improvement to promote student success. We not only want to provide students enrolled in our Master’s in Biblical Studies degree online with a foundational understanding of the Bible’s Old and New Testament, but also provide students with the opportunity to read the Bible in its original Greek and Hebrew form.

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

Liberty University’s Master’s in Biblical Studies degree online 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 as you examine major critical issues in the Old and New Testaments from a conservative evangelical perspective.

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Degree Info
Military Benefits
Career Options
Admissions Requirements

Highlights of Our Online Master’s in Biblical Studies Degree Online

  • Tuition for our Master’s in Biblical Studies degree and other online programs has not increased in three straight years. While many other schools have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university.
  • By earning your online Master’s in Biblical Studies degree from a non-profit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • Students enrolled in our Master’s in Biblical Studies degree will have access to a wide variety of resources through Liberty’s research portal.
  • Liberty graduates are frequently sought after by prestigious organizations for their integrity, personal discipline, and versatility.

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Master’s in Biblical Studies Military Benefits

Are you a service member, veteran, military spouse, or Department of Defense employee? We are proud to support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • The discounted tuition rate of $275 per credit hour at part-time
  • Discounted Divinity Block Rate: $2,475 per semester – only $165/credit at 15 credit hours!*
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.

* Credits taken above 15 credit hours for the Biblical Studies degree are charged at the part-time rate.

Potential Career Options in the Field of Biblical Studies

After completion of our Master of Arts in Biblical Studies online degree, you will have the opportunity to pursue a career in numerous areas of ministry, a few being:

  • Higher Education Instruction
  • Ph.D. Education
  • Global Missionary Ministry
  • Research Author

Admission Requirements for Online Graduate Divinity Programs

A regionally or nationally accredited Bachelor’s degree with a 2.0 or above cumulative combined 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 if available
  • Proof of English proficiency

*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.