Master’s in Theology Online Degree Exploring the Depths of Faith, Tradition, and Ethical Leadership


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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

If you have completed your Master of Divinity but are not yet ready to pursue your DMin, then consider Liberty University’s online Master of Theology (ThM). This postgraduate degree provides additional training beyond the Master of Divinity degree.

Through coursework, scholarly research, and logical, critical thinking, the ThM seeks to provide advanced preparation for those called to service in theological education. It is also great preparation for those planning to pursue degree programs at the doctoral level. The master’s in theology postgraduate degree requires a Master of Divinity (MDiv) or equivalent for admission.

At Liberty, you can become well-prepared for careers in various theological fields with your online theology degree. You will explore theological concepts as you dive into research methods and ministry. Our master’s in theology degree online format is designed to help you pursue your passion.

We know that students who choose degrees in religious education want more than a career – they want to make an impact on congregates, students, and their community for Christ. With our theology masters online, you can gain the knowledge and training you need to make a difference in the lives of people in your community or around the world.


Liberty Theological Seminary, as part of Liberty University’s John W. Rawlings School of Divinity, is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). Your seminary 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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If you are interested in an intense study of theology and apologetics, our master’s in theology is an excellent option! The core of our online master’s degree in theology features 3 foundational classes in theology. 

You will study the nature, history, and current trends in biblical theology in both the Old and New Testaments. You will also study the challenges Christianity has faced throughout history. Moreover, your Christian studies courses will explore the fundamental idea of how the Gospel is understood and presented by Christians in the modern era.

Our master of theology program allows you to customize your degree with a specialized study area. These specializations include biblical studies, Christian apologetics, church history, global studies, homiletics, and theology. With a master’s degree in theology online from Liberty, you can learn essential skills and gain the tools needed to succeed in your career and ministry!

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

  • Bible instructor
  • Chaplain
  • Counselor
  • Educator
  • Ethicist
  • Historian
  • Ministry worker
  • Missionary
  • Non-profit worker
  • Pastor
  • Professor
  • Senior pastor
  • Social worker
  • Writer

Students pursuing our Master of Theology degree are required to choose a specialization. Please review additional information about each degree in the accordions below.

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Speak to one of our admissions specialists to help you choose the program that best fits your needs.

Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for many divinity courses* all for one convenient fee.

*Electronic textbooks are not provided for courses that fall under departments outside the School of Divinity.

Grad & Postgrad Divinity Block Rate (9-15 credit hours) $2,750
Grad & Postgrad Divinity Part Time (0-8.99 or over 15 credit hours) $395/Credit
Military Grad & Postgrad Divinity Block Rate (9-15 credit hours) $2,475
Military Grad & Postgrad Divinity Part Time (0-8.99 or over 15 credit hours) $275/Credit

These rates also apply to the MA in Pastoral Counseling, which falls under the School of Behavioral Sciences.

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for part-time graduate and postgraduate divinity courses
  • Discounted divinity block rate – $2,475 per semester*
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)**
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

These benefits also apply to the MA in Pastoral Counseling, which falls under the School of Behavioral Sciences.

*Credits taken below 9 and above 15 credit hours per semester are charged at the part-time rate.

**Not applicable to certificates.