Masters Of Theology ThM Online
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Class Type 100% online, 8-week courses
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Pursue Your Passion for Theological Studies by Earning an Online Master’s in Theology Degree 

You have completed your Master of Divinity but you are not yet ready to pursue your D.Min. If this sounds like you then consider Liberty University’s online Master of Theology (Th.M.). This 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, critical thinking, the Th.M. will 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 (M.Div.) or equivalent for admission.

At Liberty, you will be well-prepared for careers in various theological fields with your online theology degree. You will be immersed in biblical studies and experiential learning 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 many.

Accreditation

Liberty University’s John W. Rawlings School of Divinity is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). Your divinity 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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Why Choose Liberty’s Master in Theology Degree Online?

As a Christian university, we are committed to our mission to Train Champions for Christ. 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 at Liberty University is offered completely online. This allows 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 systematic 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 a wide range of experience from Gold Medallion award-winning authors to lead pastors. We also have faculty who are seminar presenters, missionaries, church planters, and nearly every specialty the field of theology touches in professional and administrative settings.

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What are the Benefits of our Master’s in Theology Online?

  • Liberty is ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility by BestColleges.com — and ranked as the #2 online school in America by Niche.com. Earning your online Master of Theology (Th.M.) degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition will set you apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for our Master’s in Theology (Th.M.) program has not increased in 5 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 online program from around the country.
  • This online theology degree can be completed in less than 2 years.

What can you do with a Master’s of Theology?

Most people assume that with a Master of Theology (Th.M.) you will be working as a missionary, church planting in far off countries, a pastor at a local church, or a teacher at a religious school. They do not realize that there are actually quite a number of other jobs that utilize the same critical thinking, writing, and abstract reasoning skills that are necessary for this major. 

Here are just a few of the jobs that your online Th.M. will prepare you for:

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

    Master’s in Theology Degree Information

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    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 accordions below.

    Biblical Studies

    Christian Apologetics

    Church History

    Global Studies

    Homiletics

    Theology

    Master’s in Theology (Th.M.) Military Benefits

    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 for graduate courses for part-time enrollment
    • Discounted divinity block rate: $2,475 (per semester – only $165/credit from 9 to 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 Master of Divinity online are charged at the part-time rate.

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    Admission Requirements 

    A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 or above cumulative combined GPA is required 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*
    • Divinity questionnaire
    • Pastoral recommendation
    • Official college transcripts
    • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
    • 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. 

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    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! The core of our online master’s degree in theology is 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 learn about 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’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!

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