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Improve Your Preaching and Teaching Skills with Our Master of Arts in Religion – Homiletics Degree

You know you are called to preach, which is one of the most important ministries of the church. Our Master of Arts (MA) in Religion – Homiletics degree can help you further your expository preaching skills. Throughout this program, you can learn advanced methods for interpreting Scripture as well as preparing and delivering sermons. Our faculty members are experienced pastors, speakers, and evangelists, and they will support and mentor you as you learn to better proclaim God’s truth.


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 Religion?

Pursuing your master’s in homiletics degree with us residentially provides the opportunity for you to learn from experienced pastors and theologians. Our professors’ offices are always open to you, and they invite you to speak with them one-on-one with questions you may have about sermon preparation or where God is leading you in your ministry.

Our M.A.R. program provides the opportunity to earn your degree from a school that is more than a Bible college. At Liberty, you can build a community that’s as unique as you are. As you earn your master’s degree in religion, you will have the opportunity to meet other graduate students studying a variety of subjects, allowing you to witness first-hand how God’s truth is being revealed through fields as different as biology and communication.

While here, you can network with organizations like the IMB, Summit Church, and Samaritan’s Purse. We also partner with a multitude of local churches and ministries so you can gain hands-on ministry experience while you complete your degree. Additionally, our new Monday-only program gives you the option to take the majority of the classes you need on Mondays, so you can remain involved in full-time ministry throughout the rest of the week.

What Will You Learn in Our Master’s of Religion – Homiletics Degree Program?

Throughout our master’s degree in homiletics, you will study the Old and New Testaments in-depth, providing foundational knowledge of what the entire Bible teaches, as you progress in your degree. You will take classes designed to give you the skills you need for successful ministry, such as apologetics, evangelism, sermon preparation, and systematic theology.

If you choose to pursue our homiletics specialization, you can learn how to interpret Scripture within the context of the Bible as a whole, methods of sermon preparation, and the importance of preaching the whole counsel of God. You can also learn how to trust God’s guidance as you choose the text for your messages as well as how expository sermons can be paragraph, parable, or even biographical sermons.

Throughout your master’s degree in homiletics, your professors will instruct from their research and experience to provide you with practical, biblical insights you can apply to your own sermons. View the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below for more information!

Featured Courses

HOMI 605 – Expository Preaching

HOMI 612 – Evangelistic Preaching

HOMI 670 – Preaching from the Old Testament

HOMI 675 – Preaching from the New Testament


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Highlights of Our M.A.R. in Homiletics Degree

  • In addition to their hands-on ministry experience, our faculty are theologians who are well-respected authors, speakers, and researchers.
  • We are committed to defending the authority of scripture and conservative evangelical theology.
  • Our master’s degree in homiletics provides hands-on experience within the local church as well as opportunities to serve with churches and organizations like International Mission Board, Hume Lake, Samaritan’s Purse, and Second Baptist Houston.
  • Our Scriptorium houses the Rawlings Foundation rare books collection valued at over $1 million, a 111 ft.-long Torah scroll that dates to the 16th century, and a functioning replica of the Gutenberg Printing Press.
  • Monday-only classes allow residential graduate students to complete large portions of their M.A. in Religion attending classes one day a week.
  • We offer multiple scholarship opportunities to our residential students, including the Keesee Scholarship.

Our Master’s of Religion in Homiletics Degree Information

    Potential Career Opportunities for Graduates of Our Master’s in Religion – Homiletics Degree Program

    • Associate pastor
    • Lay leader
    • Missionary
    • Youth pastor

    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: