Liberty University

1971 University Blvd, Lynchburg, VA 24515

Program Details

Liberty University offers a Master of Theology degree in Church History for students interested in an advanced understanding of the Bible, its interpretation, and how Christianity has developed over the past two thousand years. The program focuses on the understanding and scholarly knowledge by studying the history of Christianity and its changes over the millennia.

The program consists of courses that emphasize development of scholarly development of biblical and world history as it relates to the development of Christianity. Classes include modern and contemporary Christian thought, biblical theology, a theology capstone, several electives relating to a variety of studies in the Bible and church missions, 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 development of their understanding of the history of Christianity. 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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    Program Overview

    • Degree Level:
      Master
    • Delivery Format:
      100% Online
    • Completion Time:
      30

    Requirements

    1. Apply online or download graduate application. Submit the application.
    2. $50.00 Deferred application fee (Assessed during financial check in).
    3. Fax/scan unofficial college transcripts. *Please Note* Unofficial transcripts can be used for acceptance purposes.
    4. Send official college transcripts (a sealed, unopened copy). All official transcripts must be received by the end of the first term. If not, students will be unable to continue to register for classes.
    5. Students must have received a regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with at least a 2.0 GPA for admission in good standing.
    6. Submit a pastoral recommendation.
    7. Complete the seminary questionnaire by clicking the link below. Once students have clicked on the link below, type in the full Liberty University email address and login ID and type the Liberty password. Once students have logged in, please read the text and answer the questions provided. After students have answered all questions, the questionnaire will be completed.
    8. Submit TOEFL scores for students who speak English as a second language (score of 600 paper-based test; 250 computer-based test; 100 internet-based test).

    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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    Disclosure

    Liberty University does not engage in unlawful discrimination or harassment because of race, color, ancestry, religion, age, sex, national origin, pregnancy or childbirth, disability or military veteran status in its educational programs and activities. Liberty University maintains its Christian character and reserves its right to discriminate on the basis of religion to the extent that applicable law respects its right to act in furtherance of its religious objectives. The following persons have been designated to coordinate Liberty University’s compliance with certain anti-discrimination laws: Coordinator of LU Online Disability Academic Support at (434) 592-5417 or luoodas@liberty.edu; Director of Disability Academic Support (Residential) at (434) 582-2159 or odas@liberty.edu; Title IX Coordinator at (434) 582-8948 or TitleIX@liberty.edu.