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Master Of Religious Education Online Degree Program
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online, 8-Week Courses
Transfer Credits
Up to 50% of the Degree Total can be Transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
Mar 18, 2019
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Teach Others to Study the Scriptures Through Master’s in Religious Education Online!

Has God been tugging at your heart to increase His kingdom through the education sector? If you are already a professional in your field but wish to take your Christian scholarship to another level, then Liberty University’s Master’s in Religious Education online is for you. Our Master’s in Religious Education online degree is customized to be a 100% online program to fit both your schedule and needs. This graduate religious education degree is the professional theological program in Christian education and discipleship ministries that will equip you with a broad, foundational master’s program in church ministry. Not only will you be provided with the understanding of church educational programs and discipleship ministries, but you will additionally acquire the tools to lead and work in a variety of church positions.

Why Choose Liberty’s Online Master’s in Religious Education Online Degree Program?

Liberty University’s mission is to Train Champions for Christ! We created the Master of Religious Education degree to provide a professional theology and religion degree which marries Christian education and discipleship. The Master’s in Religious Education online degree will equip men and women who have been called by God to serve as a professional Christian worker. Christian worker includes people employed as in such capacities as the associate pastor, a minister or director of Christian education, a discipleship pastor, small group pastor and other positions that require a broad general knowledge of church educational programs and discipleship ministries.

You will be challenged in our Master’s in Religious Education online degree program to reach beyond your foundational knowledge of ministry and open yourself to obtaining new and helpful tools to more effectively reach your community. 

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What Will You Learn in our Master’s in Religious Education Online Degree Program?

In our Master’s in Religious Education online degree, you will learn a variety of critical components which encompass effective leadership in Christian education and ministry. One of the most important components you will take away from this M.R.E. degree is how to follow-up, disciple, and properly incorporate the Bible while evangelizing. Upon this foundation, you will study the systematic theology of the doctrines of scripture, God, the angels, humanity, and sin. The Master’s in Religious Education online degree will also provide training in how to serve and equip the church through the implementation of small group ministry and the practice of effective pedagogy in classroom or pulpit presentation settings.

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Military Benefits
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Highlights of Our Master’s in Religious Education Online Degree Program

  • By earning your Master’s in Religious Education online degree from a non-profit 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 your field.
  • Tuition for our Master’s in Religious Education online degree program has not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university. 
  • Liberty’s online ministry master’s degrees have received’s Best Online Master’s in Ministry award for 2018.
  • You can complete our Master’s in Religious Education online degree program in as little as three years.

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Master’s in Religious Education Degree Information

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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.
  • 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.

* Credits taken above 15 credit hours for the MA in Religious Education degree are charged at the part-time rate.

Potential Career Options with a Master’s in Religious Education Online Degree

Upon completion of your Master of Religious Education online degree, you will have the opportunity to follow your desired career path in many different areas, including:

  • Christian Education
  • Christian School or Sunday School Administration
  • Curriculum Director
  • Instructional Supervision

Admission Requirements for Online Graduate Certificate Programs

Applicants must have a regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree for admission in good standing. Please visit our Admission Requirements Page for more detailed admissions related information. 

All Applicants Must Submit the Following:

  • Admission Application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts; if not available, submit a transcript request form.**
  • School of Divinity Questionnaire
  • Contact Information for one Pastoral Recommender
  • 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.