Master Of Theology In Biblical Studies At Liberty University
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Gain a Deeper Understanding of God’s Word with a Master of Theology in Biblical Studies (Non-Thesis)

Do you want to deepen your understanding of pivotal themes, events, and faith leaders 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. Your passion for theological study and biblical interpretation can be taken beyond your earned Master of Divinity degree. Our postgraduate Master of Theology degree in Biblical Studies provides the advanced training in the Bible’s message and ancient culture you seek so that you can in turn share revelations from scripture with others.

Help others understand God on a new level with your advanced knowledge of aspects of biblical theology and rhetoric. Whether you are looking for a career in teaching, missions, or church administration, we want to help ignite your passion for reaching lost souls with the Gospel. Now is your time to make a difference. Our accomplished divinity professors are excited to impart their wisdom and mentor you throughout your academic journey. Get the training you need to fulfill your calling and step into leadership roles in full-time ministry.

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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 (Non-Thesis)?

You deserve to study at a university that strives to bring out your best. Partner with our experienced faculty to complete your Master of Theology degree and add to your knowledge and training in biblical studies and theology. In addition to gaining a quality education, you can also take advantage of the resources and state-of-the-art facilities offered on our campus.

As a theology postgraduate student, you’ll have access to state-of-the-art facilities like 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 religious texts

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 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.

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

From this degree’s core theology courses, you will learn to synthesize a personal and biblical systematic theology and 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. Since this is a non-thesis track, you will complete a capstone course related to biblical studies.

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

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

THEO 679 – Theology Capstone

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • This theology capstone course is for the Master of Theology student who has completed at least 24 hours toward the degree.
  • This course is to demonstrate scholarship and contribute to the general knowledge in a specified field of theology.
  • The approved topic must be related to the student’s chosen area of study in the Master of Theology program.
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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 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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Career Opportunities for Th.M. – Biblical Studies Graduates

  • Associate or Senior Pastor
  • Author
  • College Instructor
  • Local/International Missionary
  • Minister
  • Ministry Leader
  • Private School Teacher
  • Religious Studies Professor

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: