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Master Of Theology

The Master of Theology program at Liberty University Online is designed for those called to Christian ministry. Learn how the intensive Master of Theology program can help students prepare for a variety of ministry-related roles.

Official Program Name:

Master of Theology

School Offering Program:

Liberty University Online

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to the Master of Theology program should have a desire to understand the deep elements of Christian faith. They may also be interested in full-time ministry. Applicants to Liberty University Online's programs should be at least 18 years of age and should have earned a high school diploma or equivalent. Some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Liberty University Online's Master of Theology program offers students advanced training in theology and apologetics. Students will have the opportunity to examine the deeper elements of Christian faith and contemporary issues facing the Christian church. Students enrolled in the program have the option of choosing a specialization in biblical studies, church history, or practical theology. The program offers thesis and non-thesis tracks.

Learning Format:


Total Credits Required:

30 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Over 87% of Liberty University Online 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:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Before applying, students should contact Liberty University Online to confirm the most accurate program information.

Required Courses:

  • CHHI Elective (3 credits)
  • OBST Elective (3 credits)
  • NBST Elective (3 credits)
  • THEO Elective (3 credits)
  • Specialization Electives (12 credits)
  • THEO 680: Research Methods (3 credits)
  • THEO 690: Thesis Defense (3 credits)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Potential Career Paths:

Career paths for graduates of the Master of Theology program will vary based on personal faith and professional goals. After successfully completing the program, graduates may wish to pursue a variety of ministry-related roles, including:

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

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