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Master of Religious Education

Program Details

Liberty University offers a Masters of Religious Education degree through the Baptist Theological Seminary.  The Religious Education program will prepare students for the professional theological disciplines in Christian education and ministries, as well as train individuals who seek a broad foundation in church ministry.  The program is designed to give students the necessary resources to better serve as professional Christian workers in capacities of Christian educators, school administrators, church education administrators, curriculum directors, instructional supervisors and Sunday school administrators.

Students of the Masters of Religious Education program will use the core curriculum as the foundation for success of a students learning experience.  The M.R.E. is a 60-credit-hour degree program, supplemented with courses delving into topics of Discipleship Ministries, Ministry of Teaching, Christian Leadership, Small Group Ministries, Church Administration and Strategic Driven Ministries.  The courses will emphasize the core curriculum and build the students' abilities when providing leadership and guidance to members of the church.

The provided online degree will give busy professional students the opportunity to earn a valuable degree, and ensure the educational student a well-rounded learning opportunity, to better serve the church, the community and the children that will benefit from a Christ-centered education. 

Students pursuing the Masters in Religious Education degree have the resources to better understand and clearly choose the professional path that best suits personal and career aspirations for the individual students.


  • Applicants must have a 2.0 or above cumulative combined GPA for all accredited colleges previously attended or for high school
  • A regionally or nationally accredited Bachelor’s degree is required for admission in good standing
  • School of Divinity Questionnaire

Accreditation & Licensing

Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. This is the regional accrediting body for southern states.


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