Liberty University offers a Master of Arts in Religion with a specialization in Biblical Studies for students who are interested in an advanced understanding of religion and the Bible. The program puts emphasis on scholarly biblical research for the education of those who wish to develop a better understanding of the Bible in order to understand its messages better and work to better serve others.
The program consists of courses that emphasize development of scholarly interpretations of the Bible. Classes include Introduction to Apologetics, History of Christianity, Discipleships Ministries, Spiritual Formation, Contemporary Evangelism, Global Studies Survey, Preparation of the Sermon, New Testament Orientation, Hermeneutics, Old Testament Orientation, Introduction to Seminary Studies, Systematic Theology, Study of John, Study of Hebrews, Study of Genesis, and Study of Isaiah.
Through completion of the program, students will have demonstrated comprehensive understanding of the teachings of the Bible. These qualifications include the ability to demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the field of biblical studies and knowledge of related academic disciplines, such as theology and history, to demonstrate the ability to use the biblical text to exegete the readings in a scholarly manner; to demonstrate the skills to engage competently in original research and writing that advance the understanding of the biblical text; and to develop a sense of and a commitment to the vocation of biblical scholarship.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
Liberty University is accredited by:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is the regional accrediting body for southern states.
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA2.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Admission TestsProof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)
Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s)