Rawlings School Of Divinity Master’s Degrees

Diligently Pursue God’s Calling for Your Life with a Religious Master’s Degree from Liberty

God’s plan looks different for each of us. You may be called to work overseas as a teacher or missionary to children who have never heard about Jesus. You may be passionate about planting churches around the country. Whatever ministry role you have been called to, we want you to have the tools you need to be sharpened and refined. Liberty’s divinity master’s degrees are designed to help equip you with the training and knowledge you need to be an effective ministry leader.

Our graduate degrees in divinity are led by professors who are still active in research and publishing. We are committed to providing academic excellence founded on the authority of scripture and conservative evangelical theology. As a student with us, you will have opportunities to meet with Christian leaders from all types of organizations, from the Summit Church to Second Baptist Houston. Gain invaluable networks by partnering with a school known for its caliber of religious programs.

Our John W. Rawlings School of Divinity offers extensive resources to students like you. Our 17-story Freedom Tower houses our Scriptorium, various interactive classrooms, and state-of-the-art teaching labs. Additionally, to help ease the burden of fitting classes into busy schedules, we offer classes that meet only once a week. Let us help you free up your schedule as you earn a degree in religious studies. Prepare diligently and make a world of difference wherever you go.


Your seminary degree is approved by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and has met rigorous accreditation standards. You can feel confident that your degree is both academically excellent and well-respected among churches, ministries, and nonprofit organizations.

ATS Accreditation

Available Degree Programs

Biblical Exposition (M.A.)

Biblical Studies (M.A.)

Christian Apologetics (M.A.)

Christian Apologetics (Non-Thesis) (M.A.)

Christian Ministry (M.A.)

Church Planting (M.A.)

Global Studies (M.A.)

Master of Divinity (M.Div.)

Religion (M.A.)

Theological Studies (M.A.)

Why Choose Liberty’s John W. Rawlings School of Divinity for a Master’s Degree?

Pursue your passion for ministry with Liberty University. Our nonprofit, Christian university provides you with state-of-the-art facilities where you can practice your craft, academic and professional resources, and growth opportunities like no other. With our mission to Train Champions for Christ, we strive to help raise the next generation of Christian leaders to serve with integrity and excellence.

As a graduate divinity student, you will have experienced professors and cutting-edge facilities at your disposal. Study on our campus and receive some of the following benefits:

  • Learn under professors who are published and advanced in their field as you pursue a degree founded on the authority of Scripture and conservative evangelical theology.
  • John W. Rawlings School of Divinity is the world’s largest accredited school for religious studies and ministerial training.
  • Pursue a divinity degree from Liberty to gain internship opportunities with churches and parachurches locally, nationally, and globally.
  • Our 17-story School of Divinity Freedom Tower contains various classrooms, including a 7-projector immersive classroom, an interactive classroom that utilizes teleconferencing capabilities, and state-of-the-art homiletics teaching lab.
  • Our Freedom Tower’s Scriptorium houses a $1 million collection of rare books and Bibles donated by the Rawlings family.
  • Optional Monday-only courses are available for students juggling work, family, studies, and church commitments.
  • Our graduate ministerial students are eligible for the Keesee Scholarship; check out the applicant requirements to see if you qualify!

    Award-Winning Campus

    At Liberty, you’ll find an affordable, high-quality education that equips students like you for the real world. Our commitment to excellence helped us rank among Niche.com’s Top 3 college campuses in America. Earning your degree from a nonprofit university with state-of-the-art resources like ours can help set you apart from your peers.

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As you pursue your degree, you will gain hands-on experience by using the resources in our School of Business building! You will have the opportunity to study in operational information technology labs and network and data centers. Additionally, try your hand at trading stocks in our simulated stock trading room, or in the 2,000-square-foot Entrepreneurship Center for Innovation.

You also have the opportunity to get involved with our student organizations and honor societies. From our Accounting Society to our Technology & Engineering Club, you will gain invaluable insight from peers and professionals alike! Some of the other opportunities you will find in our School of Business include:

Business internships

Liberty Theological Seminary Master’s Degree Information

  • Residential
  • 36-93 total credit hours
  • Transfer in up to 50% of your credits
  • View our course catalog

Admission Requirements for Graduate Degrees

Every application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and all applicants must submit the following documents and meet the minimum requirements for admission: