Master of Arts in Educational Ministries Degree Strategies to Impart Strong Faith Foundations


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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Arts (MA) in Educational Ministries can help provide you with a strong scriptural and academic foundation for engaging in ministry and Christian education. Throughout this program, you can develop the skills you need to teach in Christian schools, oversee church-based educational programs such as Sunday school, serve as the director of family or discipleship ministries for your congregation, and much more!

Our MA in Educational Ministries degree covers many of the same core topics as our Master of Religious Education (MRE) program. However, while the MRE is 60 credit hours long, the master’s in educational ministries is only 36 credits – allowing you to finish your degree sooner while still receiving essential training in Christian ministry and pedagogy.

At Liberty, we’ve designed our online educational ministries degree with your success in mind. Our professors are excited to come alongside you as you seek to better serve the people in your church and community. By studying under faculty who have years of experience in education and professional ministry, you can become equipped to promote spiritual growth and provide sound biblical teaching in local churches, Christian schools, and parachurch settings.

Partner with us and prepare to bolster your ministry with a master’s in educational ministries from Liberty!

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

As a pioneer in distance education since 1985, we’ve designed our educational ministries degree online to provide you with the best in affordability, accessibility, and academic quality. This program is offered 100% online with 8-week courses and no set login times, giving you the freedom to earn your degree without putting your life on hold. Additionally, our online courses have 8 different start dates each year – so you can begin pursuing your educational ministries degree as soon as possible!

Here’s what else sets us apart:

  • Unlike many online Bible colleges and seminaries, Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
  • As an online divinity student, you can complete Institutional Challenge Exams (ICE) to receive potential college credit for prior knowledge.*
  • You could receive potential college credit for relevant life experience through Experience Plus.
  • Our divinity faculty have advanced degrees and years of experience in ministry and academia – so you can be confident that you’re learning from leaders in the field.

*Subject to transfer limits.


Liberty Theological Seminary, as part of 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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In this program, you’ll study advanced theological topics, practical ministry skills, effective leadership techniques, and important strategies for Christian education. Our goal is to help you foster spiritual formation in your church and community as you carry out evangelism, discipleship, and educational ministry efforts that are rooted in Scripture.

In particular, you will explore church ministry in the digital age, next generation ministry, and the biblical foundations of leadership. You can also deepen your understanding of God’s Word by studying the Old and New Testaments as well as biblical or systematic theology. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to further your skills in research, writing, and ministry preparation.

Our Master of Arts in Educational Ministries program also covers several topics in Christian pedagogy. You’ll study both the theory and praxis of religious education, allowing you to develop a well-rounded skill set for use in a variety of careers. Your courses will provide an in-depth look at the biblical, theological, historical, and philosophical foundations of Christian education. In addition, you’ll explore how to teach people of all ages across the lifespan using essential strategies for curriculum development and instruction.

Upon graduation, you can be better equipped to spread the Gospel, train up new disciples, and provide biblically based instruction in churches, private schools, and various ministry settings.

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Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

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.

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

Grad & Postgrad Divinity Block Rate (9-15 credit hours) $2,750
Grad & Postgrad Divinity Part Time (0-8.99 or over 15 credit hours) $395/Credit
Military Grad & Postgrad Divinity Block Rate (9-15 credit hours) $2,475
Military Grad & Postgrad Divinity Part Time (0-8.99 or over 15 credit hours) $275/Credit

These rates also apply to the MA in Pastoral Counseling, which falls under the School of Behavioral Sciences.

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for part-time graduate and postgraduate divinity courses
  • Discounted divinity block rate – $2,475 per semester*
  • Additional discount for veterans who service 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)

These benefits also apply to the MA in Pastoral Counseling, which falls under the School of Behavioral Sciences.

*Credits taken below 9 and above 15 credit hours per semester are charged at the part-time rate.

**Not applicable to certificates.