Master of Theology in Christian Apologetics Online Degree Program
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
Online with optional intensives
Transfer Credits
Up to 50% can be transferred
Next Start Date
Aug 27, 2018

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 previous 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 equip you for advanced Christian scholarship and provide the tools to engage in the current cultural discussion with critical studies in apologetics.

You will further the Great Commission and learn how to boldly defend biblical teachings and principles through Liberty University’s online Th.M. in Christian Apologetics.

A Master of Theology (Th.M) is a post-graduate degree path for students wanting to deepen their understanding of God’s Word, but are not ready to pursue a doctoral degree. Students in Liberty University’s 100% online Th.M Degree will be working at the post-graduate level, immersed in advanced studies such as Biblical Theology, Christian Apologetics, Church History, Global Studies, Homiletics, or Theology.

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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 will 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 the largest private, nonprofit 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 a flexible, 100% online course of study with vast resources provided by an established university with a brick-and-mortar campus. 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 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 can give you insights into real-world ministry practice and advise you on how to make a bigger impact in your ministry. With professors who have years of experience in the field and 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 the optional intensive format courses that will provide an opportunity to gain hands-on experience on campus and meet your peers and professors.

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

Your Masters in Theology courses will focus on further extending your knowledge and building applicable skills for the ministry field. You will extensively study the life, teachings, and doctrine of Christ while diving into the studies 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.

Through Liberty University’s Master of Theology in Christian Apologetics, your 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 Testament while also engaging in more specific classes that allow you to gain expertise in topics such as 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.

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

  • By earning your online Master of Theology in Christian Apologetics degree from a non-profit university whose online programs ranked in the top five 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 all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs has not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university. 
  • Students can complete this degree program in as little as three semesters.

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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: 

  • Tuition discounts – $275 for graduate (per credit hour)
    • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as an Emergency Responder (less than $625 per course).
  • Discounted Divinity Block Rate: $2,475 per semester – only $165/credit at 15 credit hours!
    • Credits taken above 15 credit hours for the program are charged at the part-time rate.

Potential Career Options with a Degree in Christian Apologetics

  • Head Pastor
  • Chaplain
  • Educator
  • Missionary

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.