Master Of Theology Biblical Studies Online Degree Program
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Jan 15, 2024
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Be a Leader in the Church and Further Your Biblical Knowledge with an Online Master of Theology (Th.M.) in Biblical Studies

Liberty’s 100% online Master of Theology in Biblical Studies program can provide you with advanced training in biblical studies, church history, and Christian ministry. This training can help ensure that you are fully equipped for optimal ministry impact as you further the Kingdom of Heaven. Our program allows you to dig deep into scripture and learn from knowledgeable ministry professionals. Through the online Master of Theology in Biblical Studies program, you can obtain advanced skills in biblical studies to implement into your ministry and be prepared to take your calling further.


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 University’s Online Master of Theology in Biblical Studies Program?

When obtaining your theology degree online from Liberty University, you will have access to an abundance of resources to further your studies. The Jerry Falwell Library gives students thousands of online resources with full-time online research assistants and librarians to help you. Your professors are experienced in the field and can give you insights into real-world ministry practice and advise you on how to make a bigger impact in your ministry.

The goal of Liberty’s Master of Theology degree is to train ministers to go out into the field to share the gospel. In this program, you will be able to network with alumni, classmates, and professors, as well as gain an active community of people who have similar aspirations and goals. You can complete this degree 100% online or take residential intensives on campus for additional hands-on experience, mentorship, and networking opportunities.

What Will You Learn in the Online Master of Theology in Biblical Studies Program?

Our Th.M. in Biblical Studies courses will focus on further extending your knowledge and building your ministry skill set. You will devote comprehensive study to the life, teachings, and doctrine of Christ while diving into a deeper understanding of the Bible. Your professors will ensure you are prepared to put your education into action. Between your professors and fellow students, you will gather a strong community of like-minded individuals who have similar callings and goals while obtaining your biblical studies degree online.

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Program Highlights for the Online Th.M. in Biblical Studies Degree

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank in the top 10% of’s best online schools in America. Earning your online degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.

  • Tuition for our Master of Theology program has not increased in 9 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university.
  • To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are included for all divinity courses* at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!
  • You can complete our Th.M. in Biblical Studies degree online in as little as 1 year.

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

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Master of Theology Program 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: 

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)
  • Discounted divinity block rate: $2,475 per semester – only $165/credit at 15 credit hours!*
  • 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)

*Credits taken below 9 and above 15 credit hours for the Th.M. in Biblical Studies are charged at the part-time rate.

Potential Career Options with a Master of Theology

  • Bible instructor
  • Ministry worker
  • Missionary
  • Pastor
  • Professor

Admission Requirements 

Regionally or nationally accredited Master of Divinity (or M.Div. equivalent) with at least a 3.0 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
  • Proof of English proficiency (for applicants whose native language is other than English)

*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.