Master of Theology (Th.M.) in Global Studies Glean Insight into Diversity on a Worldwide Scale


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Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Theology (Th.M.) in Global Studies is a non-thesis track 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 help you step outside of the Western worldview and 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 can help prepare you to engage the global community in your future career and your everyday life.

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  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

Liberty University is one of the largest private, nonprofit universities 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.

After completing this program, you can have a firm foundation in contemporary applications of Christian principles and feel better prepared for international evangelism and a lifetime of Christian service.


Liberty Theological Seminary, as part of 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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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, 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.

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Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

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.

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

Grad & Postgrad Divinity Block Rate (9-15 credit hours) $2,750
Grad & Postgrad Divinity Part Time (0-8.99 or over 15 credit hours) $395/Credit
Military Grad & Postgrad Divinity Block Rate (9-15 credit hours) $2,475
Military Grad & Postgrad Divinity Part Time (0-8.99 or over 15 credit hours) $275/Credit

These rates also apply to the MA in Pastoral Counseling, which falls under the School of Behavioral Sciences.

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for part-time graduate and postgraduate divinity courses
  • Discounted divinity block rate – $2,475 per semester*
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)**
  • 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)

These benefits also apply to the MA in Pastoral Counseling, which falls under the School of Behavioral Sciences.

*Credits taken below 9 and above 15 credit hours per semester are charged at the part-time rate.

**Not applicable to certificates.