Liberty University

Master of Theology - Church History

Those who are seeking graduate education in religion can apply to relevant programs such as those offered by Liberty University. The Master of Theology in Church History online program is designed to offer a comprehensive look at the beginnings of Christianity. Read on for further information and course requirements.

Official Program Name:

Master of Theology in Church History

School Offering Program:

Liberty University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

This program will be well-suited to individuals who want to strengthen their faith by deepening their understanding of Christian thought as well as the origins of the religion. Applicants to Liberty University's 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 Church History online program is designed to emphasize apologetics, biblical principles, and Evangelicalism. Students who are accepted into the program will have opportunities to learn about the history of various religions. For example, they could study historical Christianity, Roman papacy, and the Classical Reformation. Although there is no thesis requirement, the program is designed to provide more advanced knowledge than the Master of Divinity program. Once students have completed all required coursework, they can pursue full-time ministry careers.

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 Church History:

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 and Contemporary Christian Thought (3 credits)
  • THEO 610: Biblical Theology (3 credits)

Church History Cognate Courses

  • CHHI 610: Historical Development of Christian Theology (3 credits)
  • CHHI 620: History of Global Christianity (3 credits)
  • CHHI 650: Classical Reformation (3 credits)
  • CHHI 660: American Christianity (3 credits)
  • CHHI 670: History of Evangelicalism (3 credits)

Elective Courses

  • Choose TWO 600-level elective courses from the following disciplines for which prerequisite requirements have been fulfilled:

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Upon completing the requirements for the Master of Theology in Church History, graduates might begin or continue their careers in the ministry. Those who aspire to reach the upper echelons of the profession can prepare by also earning doctoral degrees. Below are some examples of programs to which they might apply:

  • Doctor of Ministry
  • Doctor of Theology

Potential Career Paths:

Through their study of topics such as Fundamentalism and Christian doctrine, program graduates will have a clear understanding of pivotal events in Christian history. With such knowledge and their acquired leadership and critical-thinking skills, they can pursue the following professional career opportunities:

  • Cross-cultural pastor
  • Missionary
  • Ministry worker
  • Nondenominational leader
  • Associate pastor