Master of Divinity

Master of Divinity in Academic/Pre-Ph.D.

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Residential Program

Prepare for professional Christian ministry through in-depth study of biblical leadership principles and strategies. The Master of Divinity, the standard professional degree for ministry, also offers intensive study of the Scriptures and essential truths of the Christian faith.

This pre-Ph.D. version of the Master of Divinity degree prepares you both academically and spiritually for continuation into a doctoral program.

  • 93 hour graduate program
    Up to 45 credit hours can be transferred into this program
  • Residential format
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Academic Information

Cognates

  • Biblical Studies 
  • Christian Apologetics 
  • Church History 
  • Discipleship and Church Ministry 
  • Evangelism and Church Planting 
  • Global Studies 
  • Homiletics 
  • Leadership 
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Pastoral Ministries
  • Theology 
  • Worship

Courses

Sampling of program courses:

  • History of Christianity I: CHHI 520
  • Hermeneutics: NBST 610
  • Discipleship Ministries: DSMN 500
  • Theology of Pastoral Ministry: LEAD 635
  • Research Methods: RTCH 680
  • Thesis Defense: THES 690

Program of Study

Visit Liberty's Registrar page for Degree Completion Plans


Potential Careers

  • Senior pastor
  • Youth pastor
  • Missionary
  • Evangelist
  • Church planter
  • Worship leader
  • Discipleship pastor
  • Apologist

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