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Master of Theology - Biblical Studies

Master's-level programs, such as Liberty's Master of Theology in Biblical Studies, provide students with the knowledge they need to seek opportunities as church leaders. Read on for information about this Liberty University online cognate.

Official Program Name:

Master of Theology in Biblical Studies

School Offering Program:

Liberty University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

In addition to having earned a bachelor's degree, prospective students must be motivated to seek expanded biblical knowledge they could use to serve their churches in any number of capacities. Applicants to Liberty University graduate programs must have completed a bachelor's degree program with a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Liberty University's Master of Theology in Biblical Studies is a program that strives to impart knowledge of the teachings of Christ. This is an online program of advanced study that will prepare learners to increase their roles in church and para-church agencies. The curriculum is designed to emphasize research as well as the the intensive exploration of apologetics and theological principles. Not only will students have opportunities to expand their understanding of the Scriptures, but they will be able to explore the origins of the Church itself.

Learning Format:


Total Credits Required:

30 credits.

Financial Aid:

Around 90% of Liberty students utilize some form of financial aid, including federal grants and loans. Liberty University also offers financial support to students who qualify.

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Required Courses for a Master of Theology in Biblical Studies:

Please note that degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Before applying, students should contact Liberty to confirm the most accurate program information.

Core Courses

  • THEO 603: Modern & Contemporary Christian Thought (3 credits)
  • THEO 610: Biblical Theology (3 credits)
  • THEO 679: Theology Capstone (3 credits)

Biblical Studies Cognate Courses

  • NBST 615: John 3 (3 credits)
  • NBST 621: Hebrews 3 (3 credits)
  • OBST 650: Genesis 3 (3 credits)
  • OBST 660: Psalms 3 (3 credits)
  • OBST 661: Isaiah (3 credits)

Elective Courses

  • Students must complete six hours of elective courses.

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Executive church leaders, academic professionals, and researchers are often required to have fulfilled the stringent requirements of doctoral-level programs. Graduates of the Master of Theology in Biblical Studies program who aspire to such positions can also consider applying to programs such as:

  • Doctor of Theology
  • Doctor of Ministry
  • Ph.D. in Theology

Potential Career Paths:

As they conclude their studies, program participants will have developed the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively teach and minister to their congregations. Among the career opportunities that graduates of this program can pursue are:

  • Denominational leader
  • Pastor
  • College professor
  • Cross-cultural missionary
  • Ministry worker

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