MAR Homiletics
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100% Online, 8 Week Courses
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Up to 50% of the Degree Total can be Transferred to Liberty
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Sep 16, 2019
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Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Learn to Preach Engaging Sermons by Earning an Online Master of Arts in Religion – Homiletics

Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.) is designed to prepare students entering ministry with an in-depth but practical education in theology, biblical studies, and ministry practice. While completing the online Master of Arts in Religion, one of Liberty University’s most popular online ministry degrees, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a program that provides flexibility to tailor the degree plan to your passions and needs. 

Students who complete an online ministry degree program like the online Master of Arts in Religion can be effective church leaders, administrate parachurch organizations, and build impactful nonprofit organizations while also opening the door to further study at the graduate and doctoral levels.

What is Homiletics?

Homiletics is the art of preparing sermons and preaching which carefully and effectively explain Christian doctrine, educate about biblical themes, and persuasively encourage listeners to seek a deeper relationship with God. The homiletics area of study for the online Master of Arts in Religion degree provides advanced study in the art and practice of sound biblical teaching through impactful sermon writing and deeper scriptural exposition. If you are a current church leader and need help learning how to be a more effective writer and orator for your congregation, or want to move into a speaking and teaching role in your current ministry, the homiletics area of study can equip you for effective ministry.


Why Choose Liberty’s Online Master of Arts in Religion – Homiletics Program?

As an accredited online Christian college, Liberty University’s online ministry degrees make pursuing your education easier with the flexibility of a 100% online format. Liberty University’s online seminary programs, such as the online master’s in religion degree, will provide you with a complete online college degree that will equip you for ministry in a variety of fields. The homiletics area of study for the online Master of Arts in Religion program provides detailed and in-depth teaching for students who want to become more effective teachers and preachers of the Word. 

While the core content of the online Master of Arts in Religion provides some instruction on how to write a sermon, students in the homiletics track will benefit from the additional study of the best preachers and writers in Christian history as well as the study of advanced techniques for preaching and sermon writing.

What are the Benefits of Liberty’s Online Seminary Degrees?

  • Unlike many online bible colleges and online seminaries, Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
  • Liberty University online seminary students can complete Institutional Challenge Exams (ICE)* to get college credit for personal studies and expertise in ministry.
  • As a special exception to Liberty University’s online program multi-degree transfer policy, students who pursue the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) after graduating with the online Master of Arts in Religion will be permitted to transfer up to 60 credit hours of their M.A.R. – Homiletics online content to the M.Div. Degree.
  • Liberty’s online degrees of divinity through the online seminary have a discounted graduate tuition of $395 per credit for part-time.
  • Online Seminary Block Rate: students attending full time or higher (9-15 credit hours) are eligible for a block rate of $2,750 per semester!**

*Subject to transfer limits

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


What Will You Learn in Our Online Master of Arts in Religion – Homiletics?

Liberty University’s online Master of Arts in Religion is 100% online and contains extensive, well-rounded training in ministry, administration of Christian organizations, theology studies, and biblical studies. The core of the online master’s 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.

In addition to the online Master of Arts in Religion’s core content in researching and writing sermons, and the study and writing in the practical ministry, theology, and biblical studies courses, students in the homiletics area of study will receive advanced training in specific topics in sermon writing. After completing their Old and New Testament Orientation courses, students will have advanced specific instruction on how to take overall themes in the Bible and turn them into timely and relevant teaching for their congregations.

Students will also build on research, writing, and ministry preparation techniques to develop their expository preaching skills. These skills will help students educate their congregations on important biblical teachings while also assisting them in creating persuasive Gospel sermons that will help them reach others for Christ.

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Program Highlights

  • By earning your online Master of Arts in Religion degree from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top 1% 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.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs has not increased in 4 straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university. 
  • Students can complete this Master of Arts in Religion – Homiletics online in less than two years
  • Liberty University’s online seminary programs through our Rawlings School of Divinity have theologians and experienced 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 and Dr. Gary R. Habermas.
  • Learn how to preach and write sermons to more effectively minister to your congregation and reach unbelievers for Christ.

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Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over 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: 

  • The discounted tuition rate of $275 per credit hour at part-time
  • 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*
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times

*Students taking over 15 credit hours a semester are charged at the part-time rate.

Potential Career Options

Graduates of our seminary’s online 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 an online ministry degree at the graduate or doctoral level. 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 can receive the maximum possible transfer of their online master’s in religion credit.

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

Admission Requirements for Online Graduate Divinity Programs

Applicants must have a regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with 2.0 or above GPA for admission in good standing. A master’s degree or at least 12 graduate credits from an accredited institution may be assessed. 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 Recommendation
  • Official college transcripts
  • 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.

MAR – Homiletics Degree Information and Requirements

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Military Benefits

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:

  • The discounted tuition rate of $275 per credit hour at part-time
    • 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!*
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.

Potential Career Options

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

Graduates of our seminary’s online 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 an online ministry degree at the graduate or doctoral level. 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 transfer 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 (non-licensure).

Program Highlights

  • By earning your online Master of Arts in Religion degree from a non-profit university whose online programs ranked in the top 1% 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.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs has not increased in 4 straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university. 
  • Students can complete this Masters in Religion – Homiletics online in less than two years
  • Liberty University’s Online Seminary, the Rawlings School of Divinity, has theologians and experienced 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.
  • Learn how to preach and write sermons to more effectively minister to your congregation and reach unbelievers for Christ.