Master of Theology Church History Online Degree Program Page
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
Jan 13, 2020
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Liberty University’s Master of Theology in Church History Will Help You Use the Past to Impact Your Future Career in Ministry

Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Theology (Th.M.) in Church History degree will help you become more effective in your discipleship ministries by building a foundation rooted in the history of the Christian church. After engaging in courses focused on the historical development of Christian theology, classical reformation and global and American Christianity, you will gain a new level of expertise to use in your career. This program is often pursued by Christian educators, lay ministry leaders, and missionaries who are looking to expand their knowledge of the history of the church, following the completion of a Master of Divinity or equivalent.

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Why Choose Liberty University’s Master of Theology Degree in Church History Online Program?

As a student in Liberty University’s Master of Theology in Church History program, you have access to a variety of resources to further your knowledge and skills. Our professors are committed to preparing you for a successful career as they teach you from a biblical worldview and provide you with a solid, biblical foundation that is necessary to serve well in a ministry-related role.

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What Will You Learn in Our Master of Theology in Church History Degree?

Your classes in Liberty University’s Master of Theology degree will be filled with challenging, quality content that will leave you feeling prepared and confident once emerged into the field. Classes will give you a deep understanding of the doctrine and how to confront contemporary doctrinal issues commonly seen today. You will gain a level of expertise in understanding the history of evangelicalism and how it molded the church today.

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Degree Info
Military Benefits 
Career Options
Admission Requirements

Master of Theology – Church History Program Highlights

  • By earning your online Master of Theology in Church History degree from a non-profit 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 Liberty University’s Master of Theology degree 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. 
  • You can complete our Master of Theology Degree in Church History in as few as four semesters.

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This program is a great stepping stone towards obtaining your Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) or Doctor of Philosophy in Theology & Apologetics (Ph. D.) degree.

Degree Information and Requirements for our Master of Theology in Church History program

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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 through 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 a First 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 Th.M. in Church History

  • Bible instructor
  • Professor
  • Teaching pastor

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.