36 months
545 USD/credit
545 USD/credit
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Liberty University’s Master of Divinity - Christian Thought is an expansive degree that explores every aspect of ministry you might encounter as a pastor or ministry leader. 

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Grow Your Understanding of Theology and Apologetics with Liberty’s Master of Divinity - Christian Thought

Are you looking to increase your ministry skills so that you can serve your congregation or parachurch organization? Liberty University ’s Master of Divinity in Christian Thought prepares you to lead your ministry and make a positive impact for Christ. This degree provides flexibility to study the subjects that best suit your goals in the area of apologetics, theology, and church history. Through some of our core divinity courses, you will study the history of Christianity and develop theological analysis and argument skills as you learn the Word of God and lessons from some of the greatest Christian leaders.

Throughout our Master of Divinity degree, you will obtain many of the skills needed to manage, teach, and lead a church or small group organization. You will gain a deeper understanding of Scripture while simultaneously gaining the ability to found, run, and continue a discipleship ministry. By sharpening your ability to study and interpret the Bible, you can identify how its teachings still relate to the modern world.

Career Opportunities for Master of Divinity – Christian Thought Graduates

  • Apologist
  • Evangelist
  • Missionary
  • Senior pastor
  • Youth pastor


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Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  •  Introduction to Apologetics
  • Patristic and Ancient Heresy
  •  Patristic and Medieval Christian Thought
  • Modern and Contemporary Christian Thought

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




75 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission application
  • Official bachelor’s degree transcripts with a 2.0 GPA or higher
  • Self-certification form for students in the final term of their bachelor’s degree
  • John W. Rawlings School of Divinity questionnaire
  • Pastoral recommender contact information

Tuition Fee

  • International

    545 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 545 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    545 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 545 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.


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