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
Jan 13, 2020
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

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

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 blends Christian education and discipleship. The master’s in religious education online degree will equip men and women who have been called to serve as a professional Christian worker. Examples of Christian workers who will be well served by this degree are associate pastors, ministers or directors of Christian education, discipleship pastors, small group pastors, 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 improve your ministry work with 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 skills 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 create effective follow-up with members of your ministry, how to disciple workers and members, and how to properly incorporate the Bible while evangelizing. Building on this foundation, you will study the systematic theology of the doctrines of scripture, God, the angels, humanity, and sin so that you will have a wide base of knowledge for your teaching and ministry. The master’s in religious education online degree will also provide training in how to serve and equip the church through small group ministry and the practice of effective pedagogy in classroom or pulpit presentation settings.

We will help prepare you to become an effective leader rooted in foundational biblical principles. You will learn about leadership from both a New and Old Testament biblical and theological perspective. In addition to becoming a stronger spiritual leader, you will be trained on the administrative side of Church leadership functioning. Seasoned professors will teach you in how to approach the business side of church ministries such as managing staff, finances, buildings, and public relations to help accomplish the mission and vision of the church. 

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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 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 our master’s in religious education online degree program has not increased in four straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university. 
  • 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 Christian Apologetics – Liberty University’s Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics will you in philosophical, historical, and biblical knowledge to defend the Christian faith. You will be provided with a deeper knowledge of the Scriptures for personal ministry or if you want to strengthen your understanding of the Bible.
  • Master’s in Global Studies – Our Master of Arts in Global Studies is designed to provide you with the tools and skills needed to serve in cross-cultural contexts. You will be equipped with the communication and writing skills needed for global involvement and cultural understanding. This program provides a biblical and theological basis for global involvement and provides an examination of cultures, world religions, and worldviews.

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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: 

  • Tuition discounts – $275 for graduate (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 a First Responder (less than $625 per course)

* 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 Divinity 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*
  • Unofficial college transcripts with a completed official transcript request form**
  • Mail official college transcripts (sealed, unopened copy).
  • Complete the School of Divinity Questionnaire.
  • Submit Contact Information for a pastoral recommendation.

*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.