Master Of Theology In Global Studies At Liberty University
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Jan 10, 2022
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Extend Your Ministry Reach to the Global Level

Are you looking to take your ministry overseas? Do you feel passionate about cultivating an understanding of biblical engagement across cultures in your local area? Whatever your reason is for extending your theological knowledge into global contexts, we want to partner with you to achieve your goals. If you have already completed a Master of Divinity and do not feel ready to dive into doctoral studies, consider our postgraduate Master of Theology degree in Global Studies!

Our global studies postgraduate courses are designed to be multifaceted. Whether you aspire to become a seminary teacher, senior pastor, or missionary to unreached people groups, you will find invaluable applications from your coursework. Get excited about spreading the Gospel and awareness of complicated theological truths worldwide. With our degree, you’ll receive the advanced studies and preparation in intercultural engagement and communication you need to successfully pursue global missions.


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?

Completing a Master of Divinity is an incredible accomplishment. Our postgraduate degree can help take your current biblical knowledge to all-new levels. Not only is Liberty’s Master of Theology half the length of our doctoral degrees, but it also provides vital resources, flexibility, and growth opportunities.


Our theology postgraduate students have access to state-of-the-art facilities. Our 17-story Freedom Tower is 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 here on campus!

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

Our Master of Theology in Global Studies focuses on providing a global perspective to Christianity. Your courses are designed to help you effectively communicate and engage with people across cultures in your ministry. Your course in Cultural Anthropology, for example, will examine how specific cultures’ development and characteristics impact their worldview.

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.

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Featured Courses

GLST 600 – Cultural Anthropology

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The discipline of cultural anthropology with particular emphasis on studying culture and worldview for the purpose of effective engagement

GLST 620 – History of Global Christianity

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The historic expansion of global Christianity from the first century to the present day
  • Cultural contexts, key personalities, and movements that contributed to the spread and identity of global Christianity

GLST 650 – Intercultural Communication and Engagement

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Key issues in the process of effective intercultural communication
  • The concept of cultural intelligence and its application in effective intercultural engagement

GLST 698 – Global Studies Practicum

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • This course is a practical, intercultural field experience that crosses ethno-linguistic cultural contexts to be completed under the supervision of a qualified mentor.
  • The context, mentor, and nature of service must be approved by the internship coordinator prior to course registration.
  • To receive 3 hours credit, students must complete a minimum of 150 contact hours or spend one month living in another cultural context.
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Highlights of Our Global 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.

Master of Theology – Global Studies Degree Information

    Career Opportunities for Th.M. – Global Studies Graduates

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