Liberty University

Master of Arts in Philosophical Studies


1971 University Blvd

Lynchburg, VA 24515

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Arts in Philosophical Studies program is ideal for those looking for a graduate-level education in Philosophy or Christian Thought (Apologetics). The MAPS program makes an excellent basis to pursue further graduate work at the doctorate level, or for entrance into academic circles.

Throughout this program, students will participate in intensive study of classic, modern and contemporary philosophy.  Of special interest to our students and faculty is how the study of philosophy enlightens many of the contours of historical, orthodox Christian theology--fundamental to understanding and defending the Christian worldview. A thesis is required of students in this program, with an oral defense, as well as knowledge of a modern language, and a comprehensive examination.  Please contact the Program Director, Dr. Edward Martin, for further information.

  • 36 hour graduate program
  • Residential format

Academic Information


Sampling of program courses

  • Modern Philosophy: PHIL 565
  • Contemporary Philosophy: PHIL 575
  • Introduction to Philosophy of Religion: PHIL 550
  • Classic & Religious Epistemology: PHIL 625
  • Research Methods: PHIL 680
  • Thesis Defense: PHIL 690

Careers Opportunities

  • Lawyer
  • Seminary Professor
  • Historian
  • Philosophy Professor
  • Art Theory or Art History
  • Apologist
  • Ministry Worker
  • Missionary
  • Pastor
  • Social Critic
  • Government
  • Linguistics
  • Philosopher
  • Parachurch Minister or Worker
  • Professor
  • Theologian
  • Entrepreneur
  • Business
  • Ancient or Modern Languages
  • Educational Leadership
  • Classical Christian School Teacher
  • Classical Christian School Leadership
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