Prepare for Full-time Ministry with Liberty University's Master of Divinity (M.Div.) Degree Online
Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Divinity (M.Div.) helps men and women prepare for professional Christian ministry. Our M.Div. degree online provides an in-depth and well-rounded study in classical disciplines like Church history, biblical studies, and theology.
Furthermore, you will be gaining practical ministry skills. No matter what your intended field, the online master’s in divinity will prepare you in all aspects of ministry.
Through our M.Div. online program, you can choose an area of study that matches your passion so that you can meet your personal, professional, and spiritual goals. Our Master of Divinity online ensures that you have the essential values, knowledge, and skills needed to serve Christ and further His kingdom.
Liberty University’s John W. Rawlings School of Divinity is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). Your divinity degree is approved by ATS and has met rigorous accreditation standards, so you can feel confident that your degree is both academically excellent and well-respected among churches, ministries, and nonprofit organizations.
Why Choose Liberty’s Master of Divinity Online Program?
Liberty University’s M.Div. online programs provide a flexible way to gain the knowledge and skills you need to meet your current ministry challenges. This degree is great for those looking to pursue a full-time role in ministry leadership as well.
Your online M.Div. is backed by a university setting that is much more than a Bible college. Our annual ministry fair has over 70 organizations that visit each year. These organizations include some of the largest Christian ministries in the world.
Transferring to or already in ministry?
If you are currently thinking of transitioning to ministry then this degree offers all the coursework you need. Even if you have a non-ministry related bachelor’s degree, you will find all the fundamental knowledge needed for successful ministry.
You may be able to receive course credit if you have:
Previous ministry experience
Extensive personal study
Pursued an unaccredited seminary degree
You can gain your M.Div. degree course credit through transfer evaluation and Institutional Challenge Exams.
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$2,750 block rate
Take from 9 to 15 credit hours at one low rate
With flexible 8-week courses and no set log in times
75 credit hours
So you can earn your Master of Divinity in just 2 years
What Will You Learn in the Master of Divinity Online Degree Program?
Complete our Master of Divinity 100% online with optional on-campus intensives. Our M.Div. the degree has many specialized areas of study to meet your field-specific needs:
The core of our M.Div. online will cover foundational knowledge in ministry writing and research. You will also study the Old and New Testament, apologetics, evangelism, and discipleship ministries.
Train in the use of common language tools for in-depth research to enhance your biblical understanding.
You can also dive into the original Greek and Hebrew texts through language-specific courses.
The M.Div. online degree lets you choose the areas of study that reflect your specific ministry needs. This can give you the flexibility in your degree plan to ensure your education is well-rounded and Christ-centered.
A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with a 2.0 or above cumulative combined GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions related information.
All applicants must submit the following:
School of Divinity Questionnaire
Pastoral Recommendation Contact Info
Official college transcripts
Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
Proof of English proficiency
*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.
**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.