Master Of Divinity Biblical Studies
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Years (Avg.)
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Transfer Credits
Up to 50% of the Degree Total can be Transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
Jan 13, 2020
Liberty University is Accredited by SACSCOC

Provide a Deeper Understanding of Scripture by Earning an M.Div. in Biblical Studies

Do you have a passion for God’s word? Are you interested in leading and teaching in a ministry setting? A Master of Divinity (M.Div.) in Biblical Studies provides the training you need to pursue a life of service to the church and your community as a pastor, educator, or ministry leader. Throughout this degree program, you will explore the areas of apologetics, discipleship, evangelism, theology, and pastoral counseling.

Get excited to dig deep into the books and teachings of the Old and New Testaments. Learn the foundations of preparing dynamic sermons and lessons that touch hearts and minds. You will also have the unique opportunity to study the original languages of the Bible, which will help you understand some of the intricate and sometimes dual meanings of a word or phrase.

Why Choose Liberty’s Master of Divinity – Biblical Studies Degree?

As one of the largest Christian universities in the nation, we have the resources to provide an expansive and comprehensive Master of Divinity degree program. Throughout our M.Div., you will study apologetics, theology, evangelism, and leadership methods. Your deep knowledge of the Bible will have a profound effect on those you lead. Our Master of Divinity will provide you with the advanced training you need to pursue a fulfilling and rewarding career in the ministry.

A benefit of our of M.Div. is that you can get course credit for prior ministry experience or a previously pursued accredited seminary degree through our transfer evaluation and Institutional Challenge Exams.

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

Our Master of Divinity in Biblical Studies provides the training you need to be a subject matter expert when it comes to biblical and extra-biblical sources. Throughout this degree, you will conduct in-depth studies of the books in the Old and New Testament.  You will explore the historical setting behind the books, as well as the literary genres and structure encountered within. Understanding the symbols, parables and various themes will also be a big part of your studies. In addition, you will learn how Christian ministry can respond to the various ethical challenges that arise in today’s multi-cultural and secular world.

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Featured Courses

NBST 610 – Hermeneutics

NBST 515 – New Testament Orientation I

OBST 515 – Old Testament Orientation I

THEO 650 – Public Theology


Degree Information

Career Opportunities

Admission Requirements

Highlights of Our Master of Divinity Degree

  • We have a state-of-the-art homiletics/teaching lab in our School of Divinity building.
  • Study under theologians and missionaries with real-world experience in the M.Div.’s web-based content developed by our Rawlings School of Divinity.
  • 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.
  • Institutional Challenge Exams (ICE) are available to test out of foundational biblical and theological studies content for the M.Div. program.
  • 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.
  • We provide experiential learning opportunities through church and para-church ministries.

Master of Divinity – Biblical Studies Degree Information

    Career Opportunities for Master of Divinity – Biblical Studies 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: