MAR Theology Online
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Years (Avg.)
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100% Online, 8-Week Courses
Transfer Credits
Up to 50% can be transferred
Next Start Date
July 2, 2018

The Master of Arts in Religion – Theology Degree Equips You to Bring Deep Scriptural Teachings to Your Ministry

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 theology studies program like the online Master of Arts in Religion will be able to effectively pursue ministry in churches, parachurch organizations, and non-profit organizations while opening the door to further study at the postgraduate and doctoral levels.

Students who complete the online Master of Arts in Religion’s area of study in Theology will receive thorough training in the works of history’s greatest theologians and Christian scholars to further expand on the core content in biblical and theological studies. Students who complete the Theology area of study will have an even greater understanding of how the Bible’s underlying themes and interwoven messages can minister to the Church and bring others to Christ with an effective Gospel message.

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

As a fully accredited online Christian college, Liberty University’s online ministry degrees make pursuing your education easier with the flexibility of a 100% online format, while holding weight as a Master’s Degree credential. Liberty University’s online seminary programs, such as the online Masters in Religion, will give you a fully-fledged, online college degree that will equip you for ministry in a variety of fields.

While students in any track of Liberty University’s online Master of Arts in Religion will receive foundational instruction in the fundamentals of the Bible, Christianity, and Christian theology, students who complete the area of study in Theology will pursue specialized study in advanced topics in theology to enhance their writing and ministry teaching. The Theology area of study for the online Master of Arts in Religion is designed for students who are fascinated by the deep, interwoven messages and themes of the Bible and enjoy the in-depth academic study of Scripture.

What Will You Learn in the Online Master of Arts in Religion – Theology?

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 Masters in Religion will provide in-depth topic studies of the Old and New Testament, History of Christianity, Systematic Theology, and the Research, Writing, and sermon preparation process.

The online Master of Arts in Religion’s Theology area of study provides an additional, advanced study of many important topics for theologians and Christian scholars. After completing the core content in systematic theology, students in the Theology area of study will dive deep into challenging concepts such as Ecclesiology for the study of the Biblical foundation of church organization and explore the Doctrine of God for important discussions on the nature of the Trinity.

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

  • Unlike many online bible colleges or online seminary programs, students who complete the online Masters in Religion Degree will receive a degree fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
  • 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 MAR 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!*

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

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  • By earning your online Master of Arts in Religion 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 all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs 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. 
  • Students can complete this online Masters in Religion – Theology 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.
  • Develop a deeper understanding of the historical foundations of the Christian church and how we can learn from our church fathers to create better unity today.

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