Liberty University

1971 University Blvd, Lynchburg, VA 24515

Program Details

Liberty University offers a Master of Theology degree in Global Studies for students who want to develop their knowledge of the Bible and learn the responsibilities of leaders of the church. Students will learn about communicating and sharing with other cultures as part of their studies of other cultures and the history of the church.  

Students will focus on the necessary material in order to prepare for ordination into roles in the ministry. 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, Cultural Anthropology, History of Global Christianity, Intercultural Communication and Engagement, Global Studies Practicum, and Contextualization and Global Theology.

Upon completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the necessary educational and professional qualifications for roles in ministry that involve cross-cultural and cross-religion communication. These qualifications include, but are not limited to, the ability to demonstrate effective preparation for Christian ministry and leadership responsibilities in congregations and other settings; to use the biblical text and theological and historical studies to enrich the spiritual life of others; to understand the means by which one may grow morally and spiritually, and by which one may lead others in positive spiritual formation in the likeness of Jesus Christ; and to develop the scholarly, theological and reflective foundation that will provide the basis for further advanced studies.

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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.