Theology (Th.M.) - Biblical Studies (Thesis)

Theology (Th.M.) - Biblical Studies (Thesis)

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2022 through summer 2023. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Core Courses
THEO 603Modern and Contemporary Christian Thought3
THEO 610Biblical Theology3
Total Hours6
Biblical Studies Cognate
NBST 615John3
NBST 621Hebrews3
OBST 650Genesis3
OBST 660Psalms3
OBST 661Isaiah3
Total Hours15
Elective Course
Choose three credit hours of 600-level electives from APOL, CHHI, DSMN, EVAN, GLST, HOMI, LEAD, NBST, NGRK, OBST, OTCL, PACO, or THEO not already required in the degree3
Total Hours3
Thesis Courses
RTCH 680Research Methods 13
THES 690Thesis Defense3
Total Hours6

Any student who is not ready for enrollment in THES 690 Thesis Defense (3 c.h.) after completing RTCH 680 Research Methods (3 c.h.) may be required, as determined by the student's thesis chair, to take THES 689 Thesis Project Proposal and Research (3 c.h.), and may be required to repeat THES 689 Thesis Project Proposal and Research (3 c.h.) until deemed ready for enrollment in THES 690 Thesis Defense (3 c.h.)

 All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 30 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of a post-graduate and doctoral degree may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level 
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No more than two grades of C may be applied to the degree (includes grades of C+ & C-)
  • No grade of D or below may be applied to the degree (includes grades of D+ & D-)
  • Thesis Required
  • Degree must be completed within 5 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student’s anticipated graduation date

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