Master of Theology (No Thesis)

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Are you currently or aspiring to be a church leader or religious educator and have an interest in expanding your knowledge of theological principles and concepts? You could when you choose to complete your studies in Liberty University's Master of Theology (Non-Thesis) program. Continue reading for more information about this online graduate degree program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Liberty University's Master of Theology (Non-Thesis) program allows you to create a course of study around a specific theological discipline. This online program provides you with the opportunity to study advanced topics in areas such as church history, biblical studies, theology, evangelism, counseling, and church administration. You will also explore concepts and practices in pastoral ministry, chaplaincy, Christian leadership, sermon preparation, Old and New Testament writings, ecclesiology, student ministries, systematic theology, or Christian missions. You could choose a cognate or concentration in church history, biblical studies, theology, or practical theology.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you are interested in applying to Liberty University's Master of Theology (Non-Thesis) program, you must have already earned your high school diploma or GED. You should also have completed a bachelor's degree program, possibly in theology or religious studies.

What Are the Course Requirements?

You must complete 30 credits to earn the Master of Theology (Non-Thesis) from Liberty University. A total of 24 credits is split evenly between core and cognate courses, with the remaining six credits taken in electives.

Master of Theology (Non-Thesis) Course Requirements

Course NumberCourse Title
Core Courses
THEO 603 Modern & Contemporary Christian Thought
THEO 610 Biblical Theology
THEO 679 Theology Capstone
Theology Cognate
THEO 605 Theology of Global Engagement
THEO 620 Ecclesiology
THEO 626 Doctrine of God
THEO 630 Eschatology
THEO 650 Ethics & Christian Ministry

Students also select two elective courses.

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Earning Liberty University's Master of Theology (Non-Thesis) will prepare you to pursue leadership opportunities in churches or other religious institutions. You could also seek an academic career in a college or university.

Positions you might pursue include:

  • Senior Pastor
  • Professor
  • Religious Education Program Director