Master Of Theology Christian Apologetics online Degree Program
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Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
Next Start Date
May 13, 2024
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Defend Biblical Teachings by Earning an Online Master of Theology (Th.M.) in Christian Apologetics Degree

Through Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Theology (Th.M.) in Christian Apologetics degree, you will engage in an in-depth, postgraduate study of the Bible while integrating essential theological and apologetics studies that will enhance your scholarship and ministry leadership. If you want to build on your Master of Divinity or equivalent seminary education, but do not want to pursue a doctorate yet, our online Th.M. degree in Christian Apologetics will provide the tools you need to engage in the current cultural discussion with critical studies in apologetics.

Students in Liberty’s 100% online Th.M. degree will work at the post-graduate level while immersed in advanced studies of biblical theology, Christian apologetics, church history, global studies, homiletics, or theology. We are confident that with a Th.M. degree, you will further the Great Commission and boldly defend biblical teachings and principles.


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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Why Choose Liberty University’s Master of Theology in Christian Apologetics Online Degree Program?

With a Master of Theology, you can better serve the Lord in missions, pastoral ministry, or teaching in colleges or seminaries. Adding to your current ministry experience and education, you can learn to effectively analyze and synthesize material in the area of study of your choosing. If you choose to do so later, Liberty University’s online Th.M. degree can be used to prepare you for transitioning to a doctoral degree.

Liberty University is one of the largest private, nonprofit schools in the nation and the largest university in Virginia. By enrolling in our online Th.M. in Christian Apologetics, you will gain the benefit of flexible, 100% online courses with vast resources provided by an established university. While obtaining your theology degree online from Liberty, you will have access to an abundance of resources to further your studies. The Jerry Falwell Library gives you access to thousands of online resources with full-time online research assistants and librarians to help you.

Your professors are experienced in the field and will give you insights into real-world ministry practice while advising you on how to make a bigger impact in your ministry. As you learn from professors who have demonstrated excellence in Christian scholarship, you will gain a strong insight into real-world ministry and important cultural discussions. You may also take advantage of optional intensive format courses that will provide an opportunity to gain hands-on experience on our campus in Lynchburg, Va.

What Will You Learn in Our Master of Theology in Christian Apologetics

Your Master of Theology courses will focus on extending your knowledge and building applicable skills for the ministry field. You will conduct a comprehensive study of the life, teachings, and doctrine of Christ while diving into a deeper understanding of the Bible. 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 Master of Theology (Th.M) degree online.

Our Master of Theology in Christian Apologetics courses will investigate the current issues and trends in apologetics and give you the theological and scholarly foundation necessary to create biblically-rooted arguments.

You will study the historical and evidential backing of the Old and New Testaments while also engaging in more specific classes that allow you to gain expertise in topics including miracles and the resurrection of Christ. Your education in the Master of Theology in Christian Apologetics will give you the skills necessary to live boldly in your faith and career.

Degree Information
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Admission Requirements

Program Highlights for the Online Th.M. in Christian Apologetics

  • 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.

  • The majority of tuition for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 9 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university.
  • Electronic textbooks are provided for many divinity courses* all for one convenient fee. To continue our mission of providing affordable education, this fee is waived for students who enroll by Summer 2024 D-term.
  • This program is offered in an 8-week course format, with 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times!
  • You can complete this degree program in as little as 3 semesters.
  • You can enroll in 9-15 credits per semester at one low block rate of $2,750. 

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

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    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 are charged at the part-time rate.

    Potential Career Options with a Degree in Christian Apologetics

    • Chaplain
    • Educator
    • Missionary
    • Senior pastor

    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 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.