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Master Of Arts In Religion (M.A.R.) Christian Apologetics
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Oct 22, 2018
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Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Learn to Defend the Christian Faith with a Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.) – Christian Apologetics Degree

Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.) with the Christian Apologetics area of study is designed to prepare students entering ministry with an in-depth but practical study of theology and ministry practice, with advanced content in Christian Apologetics. While completing Liberty’s online ministry degree, students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a program that provides flexibility to tailor the degree plan to their passions and needs. Students who complete an online degree in theology studies, like the online Master of Arts in Religion, will be able to effectively pursue ministry in churches, parachurch organizations, and nonprofit ministry while opening the door to further study at the graduate and doctoral levels.

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Why Choose Liberty University’s Online Master of Arts in Religion – Christian Apologetics?

As a fully accredited online Christian college, Liberty University’s online ministry degrees hold weight with our Master’s Degree credentials while still providing the flexibility of a 100% online degree. Liberty University’s online seminary programs, such as the online Master’s in Religion, will give you a fully-fledged, fully accredited online college degree that will equip you for ministry in a variety of fields. While the online Master of Arts in Religion provides a thorough background in many important ministry skills and knowledge, the Christian Apologetics area of study gives students a further protection against doubts and bolsters their faith as they learn how to address common questions and challenges to Christian doctrine with faith and reason combined. 

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What Will You Learn in our Online Master of Arts in Religion – Christian Apologetics?

Liberty University’s Online 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 the online Masters in Religion will provide in-depth topical studies of the Old and New Testament, History of Christianity, Systematic Theology, and the Research, Writing, and sermon preparation process.

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Military Benefits
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Admission Requirements

Highlights of the Online Christian Apologetics Program

  • By earning your online Master of Arts in Religion degree from a nonprofit 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 the field.
  • Liberty University’s Online Seminary, the Rawlings School of Divinity, has theologians and experienced ministry professionals who teach practical ministry skills while imparting deep theological teaching.
  • Learn from renowned biblical studies scholars in the Liberty University School of Divinity, such as Dr. Elmer L. Towns, Dr. Harold Willmington, and Dr. Gary R. Habermas.
  • Grow in your own faith and help bolster others through studying the intersection of scriptural doctrine and logical reasoning in Christian Apologetics.
  • You may also be interested in viewing other programs in the Rawlings School of Divinity such as the Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics.

Online M.A.R. in Christian Apologetics Program Information

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Military Benefits for the Online M.A. in Religion

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the world. 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 for undergraduate (per credit hour)
  • Discounted Divinity Block Rate: $2,475 per semester – only $165/credit at 15 credit hours!*
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as an Emergency Responder (less than $625 per course).
  • 8-week courses, eight different start dates each year and no set login times.

*Credits taken above 15 credit hours for the online Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling are charged at the part-time rate.

Potential Career Options for Graduates of a Christian Apologetics Online Degree

Graduates of the online seminary’s Master of Arts in Religion will be prepared to tackle challenges in active, full-time ministry with churches and parachurch organizations while being well situated to continue graduate or doctoral studies. Since most doctoral-level religion degrees require a Master of Divinity (M.Div.), students who want to pursue doctoral studies would be encouraged to pursue Liberty’s online M.Div. program and will receive the maximum possible transfers of their online Masters in Religion credit. In the meantime, graduates of Liberty’s online ministry degrees may be qualified for college-level and K-12 religious studies teaching.

  • Associate Pastor
  • Church Education Administrator
  • Lay Ministry Leader
  • Missionary
  • Teaching Pastor
  • Religion Adjunct Teaching
  • K-12 Religion Teaching

Admission Requirements for Our Online M.A. in Religion 

Applicants must have a regionally or nationally accredited Bachelor’s degree with a 2.0 or above cumulative combined GPA for admission in good standing. Please visit our Admission Requirements Page for more detailed admissions information. 

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission Application
  • Application fee*
  • Divinity Questionnaire
  • Pastoral Recommendation
  • Unofficial college transcripts can be accepted with a completed transcript request form.**
  • 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. 

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