Homiletics Course
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Years (Avg.)
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100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Oct 26, 2020
Accreditation
ATS Commission on Accrediting

Learn to Preach Engaging Sermons by Taking Homiletics Courses with Our Online Master of Arts in Religion

Do you love the Word of God and sharing biblical principles with others? Homiletics may be the field for you. But how do you define homiletics? It is the research, preparation, and writing that goes into delivering a powerful sermon. 

If you feel like this is your calling and want to learn the art of effective preaching, then Liberty University has the program for you. Our Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.) prepares students with an in-depth, practical education in theology, biblical studies, and ministry training. We understand that flexibility is important to our students, so this program is 100% online. You can earn your degree while working and serving your church. 

Whether you want to start your ministry career now or work toward further education, an M.A.R. from Liberty is the answer. This degree can help you in church leadership, parachurch administration, and nonprofit roles. Plus, this program can prepare you for a Master of Divinity or doctoral degree if you decide you want to expand your knowledge later on.

Accreditation

Liberty University’s John W. Rawlings School of Divinity is accredited by theCommission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). Your divinity 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’s Online Master of Arts in Religion and Homiletics Classes?

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. Our online seminary programs can equip you for ministry in a variety of fields. The homiletics area of study provides detailed and in-depth teaching for students who want to become more effective teachers and preachers of God’s Word. 

The core content of the online Master of Arts in Religion provides advanced techniques for preaching and sermon writing. Students in the homiletics track will also benefit from studying the best preachers and writers in Christian history.


What Will You Learn in Our Homiletics Online Courses?

Our Master of Arts in Religion 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 cover the Old and New Testament, the history of Christianity, systematic theology, and the research, writing, and sermon preparation process.

The online Master of Arts in Religion’s core content will focus on researching and writing sermons as well as practical ministry, theology, and biblical studies. You will also receive advanced training in specific topics in sermon writing as part of the homiletics specialization. After completing your Old and New Testament courses, you will understand how to take the overall themes in the Bible and turn them into timely and relevant teaching for your congregation.

You will also build on your research, writing, and ministry preparation techniques to develop your expository preaching skills. These skills will help you educate your congregation on important biblical teachings. Additionally, you will learn to create persuasive Gospel sermons to help you reach others for Christ.

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Highlights for our Master’s in Religious Studies and Homiletics

  • Liberty is ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility by BestColleges.com — and one of the top 10 online schools in America by Niche.com. Earning your online degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition will set you apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 6 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 
  • Students can complete this Master of Arts in Religion – Homiletics online in just 2.5 years.
  • Our online divinity programs are taught by theologians and experienced professionals.
  • Learn from content developed by renowned biblical studies scholars in Liberty University’s John W. Rawlings 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.

M.A.R. in Homiletics Degree Information

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Military Benefits for Our Homiletics Online Degree

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: 

  • 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

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

Potential Career Options for M.A.R. in Homiletics Graduates

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. Here are some of the positions that you may qualify for upon graduation:

  • Associate pastor
  • Church education administrator
  • Lay ministry leader
  • Missionary
  • Sermon writer
  • Teaching pastor
  • Religion professor

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*
  • John W. Rawlings School of Divinity Questionnaire
  • Pastoral recommendation
  • Official college transcripts
  • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
  • 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.

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 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:

  • 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 6 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 John W. 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.