Master Of Theology In Theology
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
Online with Optional Intensives
Transfer Credits
Up to 50% can be transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
July 2, 2018

Enhance Your Ministry with Liberty’s Master of Theology (Th.M.) and our Theology Specialization

Liberty University’s online Master of Theology program with a Theology area of study will equip you to address many of the problematic issues facing modern society from a biblical worldview. Our courses are designed to prepare you to serve effectively in any career you choose within the theology field. Through an advanced study of Theology, you will graduate prepared to serve in a myriad of Christian ministries through the development of a strong foundation in Christian thought and theology. The Master of Theology (ThM) program is a postgraduate program designed for students who previously completed have a Master of Divinity or equivalent degree. The Master of Theology is a signature seminary degree to enhance the knowledge of rising and experienced ministry leaders alike. The Theology area of study provides you with additional knowledge of the doctrine of God and key concepts in ethics and the Christian ministry.

Why Choose Liberty’s ThM – Theology Online Degree Program?

Liberty University is the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation and the largest university in Virginia. As a leading online Christian university, Liberty offers the solid, biblical foundation necessary to serve well in a ministry-related role. Our professors are committed to preparing you for a successful career as they teach you from a Biblical worldview. Our Master of Theology is also offered as a Thesis Track Program for students seeking the opportunity to propose, execute, and defend a research project. Both the thesis and non-thesis track theology degrees are offered completely 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.*

*Please note that the Thesis Track Program will require students to attend campus during the THES 690 – Thesis Defense class.

What Will You Learn in Our Master of Theology Degree?

The Word of God provides truths for understanding and assessing the challenges before us. Beginning with a rigorous interaction with the Old and New Testaments, you will explore the key aspects of mission theology as well as how it relates to other key themes in theology. Christian leaders today face ethical challenges and questions that could not have been imagined even a few years ago. It is important for ministers in every area of church life to be able to provide accurate, biblically sound, and informative answers on a variety of ethical matters, in their teaching and preaching, and in one-on-one situations. You will have the opportunity to dig deeper into theology and Christian thought by working to understand ecclesiology and eschatology. We desire to train Champions for Christ, and we are proud to be a partner with you through a Master of Theology degree as you prepare to lead others in your career.

Program Highlights
Degree Information
Military Benefits
Career Options
Admission Requirements

Master of Theology (ThM) Online Program Highlights

  • By earning your Master of Theology degree from a nonprofit 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 you apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for Master of Theology 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. 
  • You can complete the Master of Theology degree in less than two years.
  • Networking opportunities with other professionals in the program from around the country.

ThM- Theology Degree Information and Requirements

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Master of Theology 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: $2475 per semester – only $165/credit at 15 credit hours!*
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year and no set login times.

*Credits taken above 15 credit hours for the Th.M. in Theology are charged at the part-time rate.

Master of Theology Potential Career Options

  • Educator
  • Family Pastor
  • Missionary
  • Professor

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.