• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
With a Theology and Apologetics degree from Liberty University  you will learn to express the beauty, reasonableness, and explanatory power of Christian doctrines with tact and theological precision.You will learn to use Scripture, history, and tradition to effectively engage with the world around you.
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Overview

By pursuing a Theology and Apologetics degree from Liberty University   you’ll have the additional opportunity to learn about fundamental apologetics issues. In our Christianity and the Cults course, you’ll learn how to identify cults and how to minister to people within them.

We are a teaching university. This means the professors in the classroom with you every week are dedicated to teach, support, and mentor you throughout your academic journey. Plus, they’ll pass along the knowledge they’ve gained from their own experiences in ministry.

While you’re here, we want you to take advantage our resources and technology. Our Freedom Tower, where our John W. Rawlings School of Divinity is housed, has a Scriptorium with a rare book collection including a 111-foot Torah scroll dating back to the 16th century and a functioning Gutenberg Printing Press replica. These are the types of resources and features you’ll have access to while studying with us.

Career Opportunities for Theology and Apologetics Graduates

  • Academic leadership
  • Archaeologist
  • Author
  • Biblical translator
  • Christian educator
  • Historical tour guide

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Submit your application by the priority deadline of Dec. 31. After this date, it's best to have your application for fall admission submitted by May 1.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Foundational Issues in Apologetics
  •  Inductive Bible Study
  •  New Testament Theology
  •  Old Testament Theology
  • Biblical Studies & Apologetics 
  • Inductive Bible Study

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    53

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

    More about PTE Academic

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.15

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.15 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Admission decisions are competitive and are based primarily on the following factors:

  • Cumulative (unweighted) GPA from high school or college
  • GED scores (if applicable)
  • Consistency and trends of grades
  • Results from the SAT, ACT, or CLT
  • Essay submission
50% of admitted students come from within the following mid-ranges:
  • High School GPA: 3.15-3.83
  • SAT (ERW* and math only): 1020-1220
  • ACT composite: 20-27

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23800 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    23800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23800 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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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.

Funding

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