Liberty University offers a Master of Theology degree with a specialization in Biblical Studies for students interested in developing an understanding of Christianity and the Bible and its interpretation. The program places emphasis on scholarly biblical research for the education of those who wish to develop a better understanding of the Bible.
The program consists of courses that emphasize scholarly interpretations of the Bible. Classes include Modern and Contemporary Christian Thought, Biblical Theology, a theology capstone, everal electives relating to a variety of studies in the Bible and church missions, a study of John, a study of Hebrews, a study of Genesis, a study of Psalms, and a 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 in its dimensions of learning, research and teaching.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is the regional accrediting body for southern states.
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationMaster Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Admission TestsProof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)
Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s)
- Applicants must hold an accredited Master of Divinity (or MDiv equivalent).