Master of Theology (Th.M.) - Postgraduate Online Degree Program
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online with Optional Intensives
Transfer Credits
Up to 6 credit hours of the Degree Total can be Transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
Oct 21, 2019
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Pursue Your Passion for Theological Studies by Earning an Online Master’s in Theology Degree 

Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Theology (Th.M.) is a postgraduate degree that provides additional training beyond the Master of Divinity degree in preparation for full-time Christian service. Through coursework, scholarly research, and logical and critical writing, the Th.M. will provide advanced preparation for those called to service in theological education or those planning to pursue degree programs at the doctoral level. The master’s in theology postgraduate degree requires a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) or equivalent, for admission.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Master in Theology Degree Online?

Our online master’s in theology degree is an industry leader in online theological programs taught by professionals with real-world experience in pastoral and ministry settings. Our Master of Theology degree is offered completely online, allowing you to remain active in your job, with your family, and in your community without the worry of having to take courses on campus. Within this degree, your courses will provide intensive study in theology and apologetics, as well as an understanding of the deeper elements of the Christian faith and today’s issues. Liberty’s professors are chosen with you in mind. The faculty members at Liberty have experience as a Gold Medallion award-winning authors, seminar presenters, lead pastors, missionaries, church planters, and nearly every specialty the field of theology touches in professional and administrative settings.

What Will You Learn in Liberty’s Master in Theology Degree Program?

If you are interested in an intense study of theology and apologetics, our master’s in theology is an excellent option! Through three foundational classes in theology, you will study the nature, history, and current trends in biblical theology in both the Old and New Testaments, and the challenges Christianity has faced throughout history. Our master’s degree in theology gives you the unique opportunity to customize your degree with a specialized area of study. These specializations include biblical studies, Christian apologetics, church history, global studies, homiletics, and theology. With the specialized training you gain in your master’s degree in theology from Liberty, you can learn essential skills and gain the tools needed to succeed in your career and ministry!

Degree Information
Military Benefits
Admission Requirements

Customize Your Master in Theology Degree Online with a Specialization

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

Biblical Studies

Christian Apologetics

Church History

Global Studies



Highlights of our Master’s in Theology Online Degree Program

  • By earning your Master of Theology (ThM) from a nonprofit 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 Theology (ThM) 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 nonprofit university. 
  • Networking opportunities with other professionals in the master’s in theology program from around the country.
  • The online theology degree can be completed in less than two years.

Master’s in Theology (ThM) 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 for part-time attendance.
  • 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 per semester for the Master of Theology (Th.M.) degree are charged at the part-time rate.

Master’s in Theology Degree Information and Requirements

  • 100% online with optional intensives.
  • 30 total hours.
  • A maximum of 6 hours of credit can be transferred into this degree.
  • This non-thesis track of the Master of Theology is suitable as a capstone degree for ministers seeking to focus on a particular subject area beyond what the Master of Divinity degree offers.
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.
  • This program falls under the Rawlings School of Divinity.
  • View the graduate course syllabi (login required).

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Admission Requirements 

Regionally or nationally accredited Master of Divinity (or MDiv equivalent) with at least a 3.0 for admission in good standing. Students with a GPA less than 3.0 may be considered for admission on caution.

Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions information. 

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee*
  • Divinity questionnaire
  • Pastoral recommendation
  • Official college transcripts
  • 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.