Master Of Arts In Religion Theology
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Jan 13, 2020
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Increase the Church’s Knowledge of the Bible by Earning our Master of Arts in Religion – Theology Degree

Understanding, defending, and teaching the Bible is vital to church ministry as a whole. Our Master of Arts in Religion – Theology degree will help you better understand biblical theology as well as prepare you to explain it to a variety of audiences.

Throughout our theology master’s degree, you will study the nature of God, the history of the church, biblical prophecies, and theology itself. You will learn from theologians who have experience as pastors, missionaries, authors, and speakers and desire to mentor and support you as you follow God’s calling on your life.

Why Choose Liberty’s M.A.R. in Theology Degree?

Pursuing your master’s in theology degree with us residentially provides you with the opportunity to learn from experienced pastors and theologians like Dr. Ed Hindson, Dr. David Baggett, Dr. Chris Gnanakan, and others. Our professors have office hours during the week, and they invite you to speak with them about your classes or about where God is leading you in your ministry.

Our M.A.R. program offers you 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 and theology, 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 cinematography.

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

In our M.A.R. in Theology degree program, you will conduct in-depth studies of the Old and New Testaments, giving you a foundational knowledge of the Bible that will be useful to you throughout your degree. You will take classes designed to prepare you for successful ministry within the church and beyond, like courses in apologetics, evangelism, hermeneutics, discipleship ministries, and research and academic writing.

If you choose to pursue our theology specialization, you will study the basic disciplines of theology as well as the purpose of the church, the nature of God, and prophecies of the end times. Our master’s degree in religion will help you apply what you learn to practical ministry opportunities teaching the people of God through Bible studies, writing, and preaching.

View the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below for more information!

Featured Courses

THEO 510 – Survey of Theology

THEO 620 – Ecclesiology

THEO 626 – Doctrine of God

THEO 630 – Eschatology


Degree Information

Potential Careers

Admission Requirements

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

  • In addition to their hands-on ministry experience, our faculty are theologians who are well-respected authors, speakers, and researchers. The Dean of our Rawlings School of Divinity, Dr. Ed Hindson, is a fellow of the International Biographical Association in Cambridge, England.
  • We are committed to defending the authority of scripture and conservative evangelical theology.
  • Our master’s degree in theology provides hands-on experience within the local church as well as opportunities to serve with churches and organizations like the 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 full-tuition Keesee Scholarship.

Our Master’s of Religion in Theology Degree Information

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

      • Associate pastor
      • Church education administrator
      • Church planter
      • 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: