Master of Theology (Th.M.) - Postgraduate Online Degree Program
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Earn a Postgraduate Degree in Theology that Puts You in Charge of Your Education

Build on the advanced theological foundation you received from your Master of Divinity. If you are unsure about pursuing your doctorate degree right away, there is another option to gain an advanced degree in theology. Take the next step in your ministry or academic career with a degree crafted to meet you where you are. Liberty’s Master of Theology (Th.M.) is a postgraduate degree designed to provide additional training for full-time Christian workers.

At Liberty, our postgraduate coursework focuses on scholarly research, logical and critical writing, and complex principles most Christians have never considered in their personal walk. This degree will sharpen your faith, theology, and ministerial ability like never before. Get excited to pursue your life’s calling with a school on mission to help you succeed!

Whether you are called to serve as a theologian, professor, or doctoral student, we can equip you to achieve more. Training Champions for Christ has been our vision from the very beginning. It’s time to partner your ministry passions with our longstanding mission so we can bring the Gospel to people worldwide.

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Accreditation

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 of Theology Degree?

Pursue your postgraduate degree in theology with a university that makes your success its main priority. At Liberty, our goal is to provide the best resources, facilities, and staff to equip you to be your best in ministry. Whether you are looking to launch your collegiate teaching career, prepare for doctoral studies, or advance in your current ministry role, we want to help you achieve more.

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Our postgraduate theology students have access to state-of-the-art facilities. Check out our 17-story Freedom Tower, designed specifically for our divinity students and professors. The tower contains various classrooms, including a 7-projector immersive classroom and a revolutionary homiletics teaching lab. On the first floor, you will find our Scriptorium, which holds over $1 million in rare books and Bibles. All of this will be available to you right on-campus!

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Partner with our School of Divinity to gain all the benefits of studying at the world’s largest accredited school for religious studies and ministerial training. Your degree will mean more to future employers and universities alike. Additionally, we provide a host of internship opportunities with churches and parachurches locally, nationally, and even internationally. Let us help you take your studies into the professional world.


What Will You Learn in Our Th.M. Degree Program?

Our Master of Theology degrees provide advanced studies of scripture and theology. Take courses that help you synthesize a personal and biblical systematic theology as you learn how to effectively defend the Christian faith. Aside from courses in biblical theology and contemporary Christian thought, each of our theology specializations offers unique classes for you to choose from.

Choose the specialization that best fits your ministry goals! We offer concentrations in biblical studies, Christian apologetics, church history, global studies, homiletics, and theology. Each specialization provides around 15 credit hours of courses specific to that subject. Furthermore, you can decide if you want to pursue a thesis track or a non-thesis track. For students that wish to pursue a doctorate degree or a career in collegiate teaching, a thesis track is recommended.

Overall, our courses provide an intensive study into theology and apologetics. By developing an awareness of the historical and current trends in Christianity, you will be able to better defend and examine the Scriptures. Check out our featured courses below for more information!

Featured Courses

GLST 665 – Living and Working Cross-Culturally

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • This course examines the opportunities and challenges of intercultural careers and prepares students for the many realities that will be faced in living and working cross-culturally.

THEO 603 – Modern and Contemporary Christian Thought

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • A study of thought from Enlightenment trends to contemporary theological and philosophical developments.
  • The latter subject includes Nineteenth Century liberalism, Twentieth Century new-orthodoxy, existentialism, and post-existential trends such as secular, liberation, and hope theologies.
  • Attention is also given to recent philosophical movements such as logical positivism, linguistic analysis, and process thought.
  • The course stresses the history of major ideas, the system of formative scholars, and the conservative alternative.

THEO 610 – Biblical Theology

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • A study of the nature, history and current trends in biblical theology.
  • Each semester there will be a special focus given to specific areas in Old Testament biblical theology or New Testament Biblical theology.

RTCH 680 – Research Methods

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Bibliography and thesis research.
  • Emphasis will be given to the formulation of the topic and thesis proposal.
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Degree Info
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Admission Requirements

Biblical Studies

Our Master of Theology in Biblical Studies degree focuses on various Old and New Testament books of the Bible. Dive deeper into your studies of John, Hebrews, Genesis, Psalms, and Isaiah so you can better equip yourself for biblical missions. This program is a thesis track, which makes it a great option for students looking to pursue a doctorate degree.

View the Degree Completion Plan.

Career Opportunities

  • Senior / Associate Pastor
  • Author
  • College Instructor
  • Local/International Missionary
  • Ministry Leader
  • Private School Teacher

Biblical Studies (Non-Thesis)

Our Master of Theology in Biblical Studies (Non-Thesis) degree focuses on various Old and New Testament books of the Bible. Dive deeper into your studies of John, Hebrews, Genesis, Psalms, and Isaiah so you can better equip yourself for biblical missions. As a non-thesis track, you will be complete a theology capstone and have the choice of two elective courses from a variety of topics in religious studies.

View the Degree Completion Plan.

Career Opportunities

  • Senior / Associate Pastor
  • Author
  • College Instructor
  • Local/International Missionary
  • Ministry Leader
  • Private School Teacher

Christian Apologetics

Our Master of Theology in Christian Apologetics degree focuses on the deeper elements of the Christian faith in light of both historical and current issues. Learn how to engage in the current cultural discussion with a bold defense of biblical teachings and principles. This program is a thesis track, which makes it a great option for students looking to pursue a doctorate degree.

View the Degree Completion Plan.

Career Opportunities

  • Apologetics Professor
  • Author
  • Christian Apologist
  • College/Seminary Professor
  • Local/International Missionary
  • Ministry Leader
  • Researcher
  • Senior Pastor

Christian Apologetics (Non-Thesis)

Our Master of Theology in Christian Apologetics (Non-Thesis) degree will help you learn how to engage in current cultural discussion in light of both historical and current issues of the Christian faith. Develop a bold defense for biblical teachings and principles that the world needs to hear. As a non-thesis track, you will be complete a theology capstone and have the choice of two elective courses from a variety of topics in religious studies.

View the Degree Completion Plan.

Career Opportunities

  • Senior / Associate Pastor
  • Author
  • Christian Apologist
  • College Instructor
  • Local/International Missionary
  • Ministry Leader
  • Private School Teacher

Church History

Our Master of Theology in Church History degree focuses on building your foundation in the historical development of Christian theology, classical reformation, and Christianity’s global expansion. This program is a thesis track, which makes it a great option for students looking to pursue a doctorate degree.

View the Degree Completion Plan.

Career Opportunities

  • Senior / Associate Pastor
  • Author
  • College Instructor
  • Ministry Leader
  • Private School Teacher
  • Religious History Professor

Church History (Non-Thesis)

Our Master of Theology in Church History (Non-Thesis) degree focuses on building your foundation in the historical development of Christian theology, classical reformation, and Christianity’s global expansion. As a non-thesis track, you will be complete a theology capstone and have the choice of two elective courses from a variety of topics in religious studies.

View the Degree Completion Plan.

Career Opportunities

  • Senior / Associate Pastor
  • College Instructor
  • Local/International Missionary
  • Ministry Leader
  • Private School Teacher
  • Religious History Professor

Global Studies

Our Master of Theology in Global Studies degree provides a global perspective to Christianity and focuses on helping you effectively communicate and engage with people across cultures in your ministry. This program is a thesis track, which makes it a great option for students looking to pursue a doctorate degree.

View the Degree Completion Plan.

Career Opportunities

  • Senior / Associate Pastor
  • Author
  • College Instructor
  • Local/International Missionary
  • Ministry Leader
  • Religion Professor
  • Researcher

Global Studies (Non-Thesis)

Our Master of Theology in Global Studies degree provides a global perspective to Christianity and focuses on helping you effectively communicate and engage with people across cultures in your ministry. As a non-thesis track, you will be complete a theology capstone and have the choice of two elective courses from a variety of topics in religious studies.

View the Degree Completion Plan.

Career Opportunities

  • Senior / Associate Pastor
  • Author
  • College Instructor
  • Local/International Missionary
  • Ministry Leader
  • Religion Professor

Homiletics

Our Master of Theology in Homiletics degree focuses on developing, writing and delivering powerful sermons that effectively teach, inspire, and bring the Gospel to the listener. This program is a thesis track, which makes it a great option for students looking to pursue a doctorate degree.

View the Degree Completion Plan.

Career Opportunities

  • Senior / Associate Pastor
  • Author
  • Local/International Missionary
  • Minister
  • Professional Speaker
  • Researcher
  • Seminary Professor

Homiletics (Non-Thesis)

Our Master of Theology in Homiletics (Non-Thesis) degree focuses on developing, writing and delivering powerful sermons that effectively teach, inspire, and bring the Gospel to the listener. As a non-thesis track, you will be complete a theology capstone and have the choice of two elective courses from a variety of topics in religious studies.

View the Degree Completion Plan.

Career Opportunities

  • Senior / Associate Pastor
  • Author
  • Local/International Missionary
  • Minister
  • Professional Speaker
  • Seminary Professor

Theology

Our Master of Theology in Theology degree is designed to dive deeper into theological concepts, with courses focused on eschatology, doctrine, ecclesiology, and other advanced aspects of the Christian faith. This program is a thesis track, which makes it a great option for students looking to pursue a doctorate degree.

View the Degree Completion Plan.

Career Opportunities

  • Associate Pastor
  • Author
  • Christian Theologian
  • College Instructor
  • Local/International Missionary
  • Minister
  • Ministry Leader
  • Researcher
  • Senior Pastor
  • Theology Professor

Theology (Non-Thesis)

Our Master of Theology in Theology degree is designed to dive deeper into theological concepts, with courses focused on eschatology, doctrine, ecclesiology, and other advanced aspects of the Christian faith. As a non-thesis track, you will be complete a theology capstone and have the choice of two elective courses from a variety of topics in religious studies.

View the Degree Completion Plan.

Career Opportunities

  • Senior / Associate Pastor
  • Christian Theologian
  • College Instructor
  • Local/International Missionary
  • Minister
  • Ministry Leader
  • Theology Professor

      Highlights of Our Th.M. Degree

      • Our John W. Rawlings School of Divinity is the world’s largest accredited school for religious studies and ministerial training.
      • Pursue various internship opportunities with churches and parachurches locally, nationally, and globally through Liberty’s extensive professional network.
      • Our 17-story School of Divinity Freedom Tower contains various classrooms, including a 7-projector immersive classroom, an interactive classroom that utilizes teleconferencing capabilities, and state-of-the-art homiletics teaching lab.
      • Our Freedom Tower’s Scriptorium houses a $1 million collection of rare books and Bibles donated by the Rawlings family.
      • Optional Monday-only courses are available for students juggling work, family, studies, and church commitments.

      Master of Theology Degree Information

      Career Opportunities for Th.M. Graduates

      • Apologetics Professor
      • Associate Pastor
      • Author
      • Chaplain
      • Christian Apologist
      • College Instructor
      • Local/International Missionary
      • Minister
      • Ministry Leader
      • Private School Teacher
      • Researcher
      • Seminary Professor
      • Senior Pastor

      Admission Requirements for Postgraduate 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: