Doctor of Divinity (Online)


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Program Description

Doctor of Divinity Online Degree

This online course is taught in English only.

Prepare to minister as Jesus did, always out of the divine initiative He followed by seeing and hearing His Father!

  • Are you satisfied with a Divinity Doctorate program that merely has “a Christian perspective,” or does your heart hunger for the ability to hear His voice speak directly to your heart?
  • Are you looking for a radically different Divinity Doctoral Degree program?

If so, then a Doctorate Degree in Divinity from Christian Leadership University is exactly what you’ve been searching for.


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A Doctorate in Divinity that’s worth far more than the paper it’s printed on

We believe that experiential knowledge is infinitely more valuable than detached book learning. All the head knowledge in the world will do you little good if you can’t make it work in the real world. That’s why every step of the way you will be applying what you learn. Each of our online theology courses, online Bible courses, and online ministry courses are refreshingly practical and will guide you step-by-step through the processes and techniques that are used.

You’ve already earned your degree

The years you’ve labored and the lives you’ve touched all bear witness to your level of commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ. Now you can authenticate and document your distinguished life of ministry by obtaining your Doctor of Divinity Degree. You are much closer to your degree than you may realize. Bring in up to 50% of your degree through the combination of transcripts from other colleges and a Life Experience Portfolio. Leverage your past studies and experiences to earn your Doctor of Divinity in less time than you ever thought possible!

Hone your ability to hear the voice of God

Certainly, you are no stranger to hearing that “still, small voice.” You’ve felt the call of God on your life to enter into the Ministry, and you’ve sensed His gentle guidance as you endeavored to follow His perfect will for your life. But have you ever wished you could focus in on His voice more accurately? Do you find yourself hungering to hear from your Heavenly Father on a more consistent basis, and wishing you could be 100% confident that it was actually Him?

Stop hungering and start partaking

That’s what Christian Leadership University is all about! The fundamental basis of everything we teach is the ability to effortlessly and consistently hear the voice of God. The course Communion With God will solidify your ability to discern His voice, and remove all doubt and uncertainty. You will become skilled at immediately recognizing and “tuning in to frequency,” so you can “tune out” the rest of the world.

Share the gift of God’s voice

Once you are thoroughly comfortable experiencing your daily conversations with Jesus, you will then naturally have a burning desire to share this ability with those around you whose lives you touch. What better gift could you possibly give them? Spread the word and bring an ever-increasing number of God’s children into the continual, life-altering, beautiful communication that is His heart’s desire.

The fast track to your degree

You are much closer to your Divinity Doctoral Degree than you realize. Bring in up to 50% of your degree through the combination of transcripts from other colleges or seminaries and a Life Experience Portfolio. Put your past studies and experiences to good use and earn your Doctoral Degree in Divinity faster than you ever thought possible!

Earn Your Degree from Home

Obtain an accredited Doctoral Degree in Divinity 100% through distance learning.

Divinity Degree Fast Start

Earn up to 50% of your Divinity Doctoral Degree through the combination of life experience credit and transfers from other colleges or seminaries.

Why Pay More?

Tuition at CLU is about 1/10th of the average private college, and about 1/4thof a public state college.

Students from developing countries will receive a discount from Christian Leadership University:

  1. If you are ordering a normal 3-credit CLU course, the course tuition is reduced from $300 to $150. Course materials and cost of shipping are extra.
  2. We have more than 20 electronic training modules of our top courses which lead to a Diploma in Applied Spirituality. All materials are instantly available on your computer or smartphone. Normal price per module is $99 - $197, and you may request a coupon that discounts the module to half price. Click here for more information.

CLU is #1 in Revelation-Based Learning

Our unique approach is real life, biblically-grounded, revelation-based learning, authenticated by the voice of God.


Most of the Doctoral degrees require the completion of 40 credits beyond the Master’s degree with the option of doing a doctoral dissertation for a portion of the credits. The following degrees require 60 credits beyond the Master’s degree, including a mandatory doctoral dissertation: Doctor of Christian Philosophy, Doctor of Divinity, and Doctor of Theology. These credits may come from a combination of 1) courses taken; 2) an original dissertation or ministry project, and 3) a practicum or internship experience. The student is expected to work together with the Dean in designing a program that will meet his desire for growth in the area(s) in which God has placed a passion in his heart.

  1. Courses taken: The student may choose any of the courses offered by CLU. If he chooses an undergraduate course, additional work will be added to fulfill the graduate-level requirements.
  2. Original dissertation or ministry project: This can be an original written work or the creation of ministry work. Uniqueness and/or originality will be key evaluation points of this project. If a written project, it should keep a balance between original textual research (in Scripture and secondary literature) and practical testing of the thesis in real life. Somehow the ministry work or the original written work should add a new perspective to the knowledge and practice of the topic addressed by the thesis.
  3. Practicum or internship: We also encourage a portion of the doctoral degree to be from real-life ministry experience.

Limits: A maximum of 20 credits may be awarded for the total of both transfer credits from other institutions and from credits earned for life experience. Of these 20, no more than 10 may come from credits earned for life experience.

Contact Details


Phone: 800-466-6961

Fax: 716-685-3908


Last updated Sep 2020

About the School

Christian Leadership University brings the Voice of God to every learning experience. It’s a unique approach that will transform the way you learn, and you’ll never go back to dry studying again once ... Read More

Christian Leadership University brings the Voice of God to every learning experience. It’s a unique approach that will transform the way you learn, and you’ll never go back to dry studying again once you do it this way! Read less