Prepare to Lead in Global Ministry with Liberty’s Master of Theology (Th.M.) in Global Studies Degree
Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Theology (Th.M.) in Global Studies is a non-thesis track program designed to prepare you for a lifetime of effective ministry in international settings. Liberty University’s mission is to come alongside the local church in its quest to fulfill the Great Commission by training ministers to lead and share the Gospel worldwide. Since the evangelical world has connected worldwide to reach new, previously unreachable fields of ministry, the goal of the online Th.M. in Global Studies is to teach you to step outside of the Western worldview and to learn how the Gospel can influence other cultures. Whether you are seeking a professional ministry career in another country, you want to teach or want to grow in your current ministry outreach position, Liberty University’s online Master of Theology program will prepare you to engage the global community in your future career and your everyday life.
Why Choose Liberty’s Online Master of Theology (Th.M.) in Global Studies?
Liberty University is one of the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation and the largest university in Virginia. As part of our mission to Train Champions for Christ, Liberty University’s Master of Theology program professors are committed to preparing you for a successful career as they teach you from a biblical worldview. Liberty offers the solid, biblical foundation necessary to serve well in a ministry-related role.
Our Master of Theology in Global Studies is also offered as a thesis track program for students seeking the opportunity to propose, execute, and defend a research project to better prepare for future doctoral studies. Both the thesis and non-thesis track theology degrees are offered entirely online, allowing you to remain active in your job, with your family, and in your community without the worry of having to take courses on campus.
What Will You Learn in the Master of Theology in Global Studies?
The Master of Theology degree program builds on the ministry training and experience of the Master of Divinity degree in preparation for full-time Christian service. Through courses in cultural anthropology, the history of global Christianity, and intercultural communication and engagement, the Master of Theology in Global Studies provides advanced preparation for those called to serve overseas or those planning to pursue degree programs at the doctoral level.
After completing this program, you will have a firm foundation on contemporary applications of Christian principles and will be prepared for international evangelism and a lifetime of Christian service.
- GLST 600 – Cultural Anthropology
- GLST 620 – History of Global Christianity
- GLST 650 – Intercultural Communication and Engagement
- THEO 675 – Contextualization and Global Theology
Master of Theology – Global Studies Program Highlights
- By earning your Master of Theology (Th.M.) – Global Studies from a nonprofit 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 our Master of Theology programs 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 in Global Studies degree in as little as one year.
- Connect with other ministry professionals from around the country through your online courses.
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Th.M. Degree Information and Requirements
- This program falls under the Rawlings School of Divinity.
- Download and review the Degree Completion Plan.
- View the graduate course syllabi (login required).
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 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 Master of Theology
- Bible instructor
- Teaching pastor
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.