MDiv Biblical Languages 75 Hr Program
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Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Aug 21, 2023
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Teach the Bible with Confidence by Earning a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) in Biblical Languages

If you want to make a lasting impact on your ministry and open the eyes of those you lead to the deeper meanings in the Bible, then a firm understanding of the original languages used in Scripture can provide a way.

In John 3:1-21, Jesus says to Nicodemus: “Very truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born anothen.” Through this degree, you would know the original Greek word anothen has a dual meaning to be “born again or born from above.” Imagine the deeper message you can impart to your congregation as you explain the original meanings of words, passages, and books of the bible.

Through Liberty University’s Master of Divinity – Biblical Languages you will gain an advanced understanding of the original languages used in Scripture for an in-depth biblical study. You will be given the tools to interpret Scripture and teach in an academic or church setting with confidence. Whether you are transitioning into ministry or you are looking to expand your role, this degree will give you the foundational knowledge you need to grow in your ministerial pursuits. Our 75-hour program focuses on the core of our traditional 90-hour biblical languages degree to help you complete advanced studies in less time.


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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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 5 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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Why Choose Liberty’s Master of Divinity – Biblical Languages Degree 75 Hour Track?

 Liberty’s Master of Divinity (M.Div.) in Biblical Languages is a comprehensive degree that provides the knowledge and training you need to begin or continue your career in ministry. We have partnered with many local churches and para-church organizations to provide experiential training.

If you have prior ministry experience, extensive personal study or if you previously pursued an unaccredited seminary degree, you might be able to receive course credit through our transfer evaluation or Institutional Challenge Exams. Our Master of Divinity – Biblical Languages degree can prepare you for a role in leadership in your present ministry or help you transition into full-time professional ministry.

What Will You Learn in Our Master of Divinity – Biblical Languages Degree?

Liberty University’s Master of Divinity in Biblical Languages degree provides in-depth training in biblical languages. The main emphasis of our M.Div. delivers foundational content studies in ministry writing and research, Old and New Testament studies, apologetics, evangelism, and discipleship ministries.

Our specialization in biblical languages will further your understanding of the Bible through the study of common language tools for word studies and in-depth research. You will explore the original Greek and Hebrew texts through language-specific courses. By pursuing the biblical language specialization, you can develop a far deeper understanding of the meaning of the Bible. This understanding will translate into your ability to teach and lead your ministry through the principles of the Word of God.

Featured Courses

OTCL 505 – Hebrew Language Tools

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • An introduction to the biblical Hebrew alphabet, word formation, the verbal system, and syntax
  • The use of concordances and lexicons
  • The use of various linguistic helps and differing English translations

NGRK 620 – Greek Syntax

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • An intermediate study of the function or syntax of Greek grammar, focusing upon case, tense, participles, infinitives, and clauses.

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, and an examination of the current status of various interpretive approaches to the Scriptures.

NGRK 505 – Greek Language tools

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • An introduction to the biblical Greek alphabet, word formation, the verbal system, and syntax.
  • Emphasis placed on developing skills in the use of concordance and lexicons, as well as the use of various linguistic tools and differing English translations.


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Highlights of Our Master of Divinity Degree

  • Monday-only classes for masters’ programs allow students to complete large portions of their M.Div. degree by only attending class one day a week.
  • We have a state-of-the-art homiletics/teaching lab in our School of Divinity building.
  • Our Scriptorium houses the Rawlings Foundation rare books collection valued at over $1 million, a 111-long Torah scroll that dates to the 16th century, and a functioning replica of the Gutenberg Printing Press.
  • Local church ministry training is embedded within our programs.
  • We provide experiential learning opportunities through church and para-church ministries.

Master of Divinity – Biblical Languages Degree Information

Career Opportunities for Master of Divinity – Biblical Languages Graduates

  • Christian educator
  • Christian school administrator
  • Pastor
  • Sunday school administrator

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: