Master Of Theology In Biblical Studies At Liberty University
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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
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Aug 21, 2023
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Liberty’s residential Master of Theology program will only be available through the Summer 2023 semester. If you are interested in this program for Fall 2023 or later, please see our online Master of Theology.

Earn a Postgraduate Degree that Gives You a Deeper Understanding of God’s Word

Are you excited about connecting pivotal themes throughout the Bible? With 66 books and over 40 known authors, it is miraculous to see the Gospel message carried out from Genesis to Revelation. Take your passion for theological study and biblical interpretation beyond your Master of Divinity degree. Earn a postgraduate Master of Theology in Biblical Studies and watch your eyes open to aspects of the Scriptures you never noticed before.

Your ability to comprehend advanced aspects of biblical theology and rhetoric can enable you to help others understand God on a whole new level. Wherever you want your studies to take you — whether that’s into a career in teaching, missions, church administration, or a future in doctoral studies — we want to help ignite your passion of reaching lost souls with the Gospel.


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 in Biblical Studies?

Study at a university that cares for you as an individual, a school that strives to bring out your best. At Liberty, we want to see you succeed. Partner with our degreed faculty to create a thesis project and defense you never imagined you were capable of. Let our published professors come alongside you and expound on advanced theological truths.


As a theology postgraduate student, you’ll 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 the Scriptorium, which holds over $1 million in rare books and Bibles. All of this will be available to you on-campus!


As a divinity student, you have the option to complete Monday-only classes! We want to give you more time for your studies, family, and career. Some of our courses can even be completed online. At Liberty, you’ll receive flexibility that’s unheard of for a postgraduate degree.


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 partner with you to take your studies into the professional world.

Award-Winning Campus

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

Within your core theology courses, you will learn to synthesize a personal and biblical systematic theology. You will also examine effective ways to build an argument and defend the Christian faith. These major courses will help you strengthen your understanding of biblical theology and contemporary Christian thought as a whole.

For your biblical studies-focused courses, you will dive into specific books of the Bible, including Genesis, Psalms, Isaiah, John, and Hebrews. These classes focus on investigating the uniqueness of each book, the doctrines of Christ, major themes, and historical contexts. Additionally, you will choose one elective course in any major area of religious studies to broaden your biblical knowledge.

Since this is a thesis track, you will complete a research course to prepare you for your final thesis defense. In some cases, students take a Thesis Proposal and Research course to gain additional faculty input and research time before they present their defense.

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

Featured Courses

NBST 615 – John

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • An intensive exegetical study of the Gospel of John, including an investigation of the uniqueness of this Gospel, compared with the synoptic Gospels
  • A study of the life and teachings of Christ which are distinctive in this Gospel

NBST 621 – Hebrews

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • An intensive exegetical study of Hebrews
  • The course includes an investigation of the doctrines of Christ, especially His mentorship, priesthood, and the use of the Old Testament in this book
  • A verse-by-verse exposition will follow a brief study of authorship, background, destination, and purpose

OBST 650 – Genesis

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • An examination of Genesis with particular emphasis on the major themes and events: creation, flood, patriarchal narratives, and the Abrahamic Covenant
  • Significant historical and archaeological details relative to the cultural environment, as well as to crucial theological concepts found in key chapters in the book

OBST 660 – Psalms

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • An in-depth study of representative types of Psalmic materials
  • Questions of historical setting and literary forms as they relate to major religious ideas and teachings
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Highlights of Our Biblical Studies 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

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Master of Theology Degree Information

Career Opportunities for Th.M. – Biblical Studies Graduates

  • Author
  • College instructor
  • Local/international missionary
  • Minister
  • Ministry leader
  • Private school teacher
  • Religious studies professor
  • Associate / 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: