Liberty University offers a Master of Divinity degree in Church History for students and members of the church interested in developing an advanced understanding of the Bible, its interpretation and how Christianity has developed and changed over the past two thousand years. The program curriculum strives to challenges students through studies of the Bible by studying apologetics, the history of Christianity, global studies, hermeneutics, theology and other subject matters in order to become more effective ministers and leaders within the church.
The program consists of courses that emphasize biblical and world history as it relates to the development of Christianity. Classes include Introduction to Apologetics, History of Christianity, History of Baptists, Discipleship Ministries, Spiritual Formation, Contemporary Evangelism, Global Studies Survey, Preparation for the Sermon, Theology of Pastoral Ministry, Historical Development of Christian Theology, History of Global Christianity, Classical Reformation, American Christianity and History of Evangelicalism.
Through completion of the program, students will have demonstrated an understanding of the history of Christianity. These qualifications include the ability to demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the field of biblical studies and 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 for the sake of academy, church and society in order to enrich the spiritual life of others; and to develop a sense of and a commitment to the vocation of biblical scholarship in its dimensions of learning, research and teaching.
- A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree
- A 2.0 GPA
- Official transcripts
- TOEFL scores (if applicable)
- School of Divinity Questionnaire
- Pastoral recommendation
School Accreditation Statement
Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. This is the regional accrediting body for southern states.