MA in Biblical Studies
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Deepen Your Understanding of the Bible and Christian Ministry by Earning Our M.A. in Biblical Studies Degree

Do you want to understand God’s word on a deeper level? Are you interested in studying Greek and Hebrew so that you can research and interpret the Bible in its original languages? Our Master of Arts in Biblical Studies degree provides the tools, skills, and knowledge you need to understand the Bible in its original context and languages so that you can share its truth with others through writing, publishing research, and ministering in the local church.

Throughout our master’s in biblical studies degree program, you will gain practical experience working with local churches and ministries, in addition to networking with larger organizations like Samaritan’s Purse and the International Mission Board. Partner with us and gain the skills and experience you need to follow God’s calling on your life – wherever He leads. 


Your divinity 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.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Master’s Degree in Biblical Studies?

At Liberty, we Train Champions for Christ. This means that we are dedicated to providing you with the training you need to impact the world for eternity – wherever God calls you. Our biblical studies graduate program trains you to defend the authority of scripture with grace and compassion, as you learn from experienced faculty members who have served Christ all over the world, encountering a variety of different religions and worldviews.

Whether you are preparing for the missions field or ministry within a local church, our biblical studies master’s degree will give you the tools you need to correctly interpret Scripture and share God’s truth with others.

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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’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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What Will You Learn in Our Master’s in Biblical Studies Degree Program?

Our Biblical studies degree is designed to help you interpret biblical passages using advanced research skills and original biblical languages. Through exciting bible classes, you will have the opportunity to study the major people, events, prophesies, and messages in the Old and New Testaments from a conservative evangelical perspective.

Additionally, you will:

  • Study the historical and contemporary approaches to understanding and interpreting the Old and New Testament.
  • Learn the basics of Greek and Hebrew, preparing you for in-depth word studies and further research into the biblical texts.
  • Have the opportunity to take elective courses examining the books of the Bible that interest you the most.
  • Complete and defend a thesis displaying your research and understanding of biblical studies.

View the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below for more information about what you will study.

Featured Courses

APOL 500 – Introduction to Apologetics

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The biblical basis for apologetics
  • Current apologetic methods
  • The relationship between faith and reason
  • How to respond to current apologetic issues such as the existence of God
  • Major worldviews in conflict with Christianity today

NBST 610 – Hermeneutics

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • An advanced course in hermeneutics, including a study of the history of interpretation, both biblical and extra-biblical.
  • An examination of the current status of various interpretive approaches to the Scriptures.

OBST 680 – New Testament Development of Old Testament Themes

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • How the historical, exegetical, and theological themes of the Old Testament are developed in the New Testament
  • The hermeneutic approaches of New Testament authors
  • How these approaches should influence Christians’ interpretation of Scripture

RTCH 500 – Research, Writing, and Ministry Preparation

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • How to design and conduct theological research
  • How to develop your academic writing skills
  • How to prevent ministry burnout by balancing academic and family obligations
  • How intentionally pursue spiritual formation


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Admission Requirements

Highlights of Our M.A. in Biblical Studies Degree Program

  • Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
  • Our faculty members are well-respected authors, speakers, and researchers.
  • We are committed to teaching you how to defend the authority of scripture.
  • Our divinity degrees provide hands-on training and learning opportunities within local church settings as well as churches and organizations like the International Mission Board, Hume Lake, Samaritan’s Purse, and Second Baptist Houston.
  • Monday-only classes give you the option of completing large portions of your master’s degree by attending classes one day a week.
  • We offer many grants and scholarship opportunities to our residential students, including the Keesee Scholarship.

Our Biblical Studies Master’s Degree Information

    Career Opportunities for Our Master’s in Biblical Studies Degree Graduates

    • Bible Study Author
    • Missionary
    • Professor (requires postgraduate study)
    • Teaching Pastor
    • Theologian

    Admission Requirements for Graduate Divinity 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: