Master of Arts in Religion – Christian Apologetics Sharpen Your Defense


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If you are looking to sharpen your defense of the Christian faith, defend the existence of God, and communicate a Christian worldview to others, then Liberty University’s Master of Arts (MA) in Religion – Christian Apologetics may be for you. At Liberty, you have the opportunity to pursue a degree that is dynamic and rigorous with professors who are knowledgeable and prepared to provide you with world-class training in apologetics.

The investigation of questions of existence, purpose, and meaning are commonly found in a classical school of apologetics. Liberty offers this rigorous training while also integrating theology, homiletics, and sermon preparation. With a comprehensive online apologetics degree, you can be better prepared to provide a solid defense for your faith and become more equipped to teach others to do the same.


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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  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

Our MAR degree in Christian apologetics is designed with your success in mind. Our goal is to provide you with a degree that is affordable and accessible. With our 100% online master’s in religion – Christian apologetics, there are no set login times — so you can access your assignments and complete your work anywhere, anytime.

We believe that your degree should be affordable, which is why we have frozen our tuition rates for the past 9 years! At Liberty, you can earn your degree while focusing on what’s important to you.

Liberty University’s Master of Arts in Religion can be completed 100% online and contains extensive, well-rounded training in ministry, administration of Christian organizations, theology studies, and biblical studies. The core of our program contains the study of both the Old and New Testaments, global studies, hermeneutics, and homiletics.

The Christian apologetics area of focus for the online Master of Arts in Religion degree is designed to lead you through an examination of the history, Scripture, theology, and arguments of Christian apologetics. You will study common difficulties for the Christian faith and how to address them meaningfully. You will also cover various styles of argumentation including classical and presuppositional approaches. Additionally, you can learn about the coexistence of both science and the Bible and the methods of approaching supposed difficulties within Christianity.

Throughout this degree program, you will study principles that originated from Christian apologists from the early church such as Saint Augustine while gaining modern perspectives from more recent voices like C.S. Lewis. The diversity of thought that is explored within our program provides a thorough and far-reaching course of study.

With this foundation of knowledge, you can be engaged through courses focused on current issues that address modern criticisms of Christianity and the Church. The careful study of Christian apologetics in our online Master of Arts in Religion can help equip you to be a voice of encouragement to the Church as well as a voice of love and reason to help bring others to Christ.

As you pursue an online ministry program through Liberty University’s online seminary, you can also be prepared for an academic career of writing and research, leading to further graduate studies through our Master of Divinity (MDiv) or a doctoral program such as our online Doctor of Ministry (DMin). Our online Master of Arts in Religion provides a well-balanced blend of theory and practical studies that can suit you if you are considering pursuing active ministry or academics

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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.

To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for many divinity courses* all for one convenient fee.

*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.