MDiv Christian Apologetics
Credit Hours
Degree ATS
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
Next Start Date
May 13, 2024
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Learn How to Defend Your Faith with Liberty’s Master of Divinity Online – Christian Apologetics Degree

Do you want to learn how to defend your Christian faith in an increasingly secular world? By studying apologetics, you can learn how to defend the Christian faith, by formulating a case for the accuracy of its historical claims and the soundness of its theology.

Liberty University’s Master of Divinity (M.Div.) online – Christian Apologetics degree will not only equip you with training and foundational knowledge in pastoral leadership and ministry but also provide the tools you need to succeed in logically defending your Christian faith. Throughout this program, you will study discipleship, expository teaching and preaching, leadership, hermeneutics, and theology. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to study apologetic issues, including faith and reason, and miracles.


Liberty University’s John W. Rawlings School of Divinity is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). Your seminary 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 University’s Master of Divinity Online – Christian Apologetics Degree?

Liberty University is one of the largest Christian universities in the world and with our mission of Training Champions for Christ, you can rest assured that you will receive the support and training you need to be successful in your career. We are passionate about teaching students how to defend their faith through our apologetics classes. Through our online seminary school —the John W. Rawlings School of Divinity — you will study biblical theology with professors who have doctorates and years of experience in the ministry field.

Our Master of Divinity online degree programs are among the most affordable M.Div. degrees you will find, as we offer low tuition rates per credit hour and tuition block rates for those pursuing their degree full-time. You do not have to sacrifice quality for flexibility when you pursue our Christian apologetics degree, as our Master of Divinity degrees can be completed 100% online.

What Will You Learn in Our Master of Divinity Online – Christian Apologetics Degree?

Our Master of Divinity online program has numerous specializations and features a wide variety of in-depth coursework ranging from the study of apologetics, church ministry, evangelism, and homiletics, to Old and New Testament study and theology. Our Christian apologetics specialization features 12 credit hours of focused study and training in the history of apologetics, faith and reason, miracles, and current issues in apologetics.

As you progress in this degree program, you will demonstrate a deeper understanding of Scripture and its application to contemporary situations. You will also be equipped to evangelize and disciple new believers as you become trained in defending and promoting the Christian faith.

We encourage you to review our featured courses section and explore what you could be learning as early as our next start date!  

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Online Master of Divinity Program 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 Master of Divinity online are charged at the part-time rate.

Potential Career Options for Graduates of the M.Div. Online Degree

  • Christian educator
  • Curriculum director
  • Instructional supervisor
  • Senior pastor

Admission Requirements 

A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with at least a 2.0 GPA or above 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
  • Pastoral recommendation contact information
  • 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. 

Highlights of Our M.Div. Online Program

  • 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’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 M.Div. online programs has not increased in 9 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university.
  • Electronic textbooks are provided for many divinity courses* all for one convenient fee. To continue our mission of providing affordable education, this fee is waived for students who enroll by Summer 2024 D-term.
  • Study under theologians and missionaries with real-world experience in our online M.Div.’s web-based content developed by Liberty University’s John W. Rawlings School of Divinity.

*Electronic textbooks are not provided for courses that fall under departments outside the School of Divinity.