18 months
5700 USD/year
5700 USD/year
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Prepare for a career in ministry with the Master of Theology - Homiletics (Non-Thesis) degree at Liberty University.

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Learn how to create sermons to meet the needs of a church congregation. Study the methods of interpretation and practice forming expository sermon outlines. Practice preaching to a contemporary audience.

With a focus on homiletics, you’ll delve into the essential truths of Christianity that will help you to establish your ministry. Gain foundational instruction in the genres and theological themes of Scripture. Prepare to deliver sermons on a variety of subjects, including sermons for special occasions such as Christmas, Easter, weddings, and funerals.

With the Master of Theology - Homiletics (Non-Thesis)  degree at Liberty University , you’ll graduate ready to serve the church in a ministry position.

Thesis or Non-Thesis?

The decision between a thesis track and a non-thesis track generally revolves around your interest in future Ph.D. work. Many credible Ph.D. programs will not accept a student who has not already completed a thesis. Students not interested in a future Ph.D. have the option of choosing the non-thesis track. The non-thesis option provides a Capstone research project that allows you to do an advanced research project in your chosen field of study.

Career Opportunities for Master of Theology (Th.M.) – Homiletics (Non-Thesis) Graduates

  • Pastor
  • Teacher
  • Missionary
  • Ph.D. Program


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Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Expository Preaching
  • Evangelistic Preaching
  • Preaching for Special Occasions
  • Preaching from the Old Testament
  • Preaching from the New Testament

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission application
  • Official Master of Divinity transcripts with a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Self-certification form for students in the final term of their Master of Divinity degree
  • John W. Rawlings School of Divinity questionnaire
  • Pastoral recommender contact information
  • Current Liberty undergraduate students seeking preliminary acceptance into a postgraduate program must complete a degree completion application through their ASIST account

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2850 USD per semester during 18 months.
  • National

    5700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2850 USD per semester during 18 months.

Living costs for Lynchburg

942 - 1540 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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