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Liberty University Rawlings School of Divinity not only trains you for ministry within the local church but also equips you to become a leader in your community. Prepare for your calling, strengthen your faith, and become a Champion for Christ.

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Undergraduate

Be a Leader in Your Field and Community

Liberty University's online Bachelor of Science in Religion program provides students with a deep understanding of the fundamentals of the Bible and Christian theology.

Undergraduate Degrees

  • Biblical and Theological Studies
  • Christian Counseling
  • Christian Ministries
  • Evangelism

Certificates

  • Undergraduate Certificate in Biblical Studies
  • Undergraduate Certificate in Christian Ministry
  • Undergraduate Certificate in Global Studies

Bachelor of Science in Religion

Master of Arts in Christian Ministry

Graduate

Academically Excellent, Distinctively Christian

Rawlings School of Divinity features a variety of online degree programs to effectively prepare tomorrow's leaders for ministry. Courses are taught by leaders in fields such as apologetics, church history, theology, and more.

Master of Arts in Christian Ministry

The Master of Arts in Christian Ministry program provides students with a strong understanding of biblical leadership principles and strategies specific to small group settings. A primary goal is to train up disciples within their local churches.

  • Community Chaplaincy
  • Discipleship and Church Ministry
  • Evangelism and Church Planting
  • Global Studies
  • Homiletics
  • Leadership
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Pastoral Ministries
  • Worship
Master of Arts in Theological Studies

The Master of Arts in Theological Studies program includes surveys of the Old and New Testaments and systemic theology, providing students with a solid foundation from which to understand the fundamentals of the Bible, Christianity, Christian theology, and the Christian church.

  • Biblical Studies
  • Church History
  • Theology
Master of Religious Education

The Master of Religious Education program is designed to equip men and women called by God to serve as professional Christian workers. Possible careers include an associate pastor, discipleship pastor, and small group pastor, as well as other positions that require a general knowledge of church educational programs and discipleship ministries.

Master of Arts in Global Studies

The Master of Arts in Global Studies program provides training in the biblical and theological bases for mission, including cultural literacy and world religions. Students are given the tools and knowledge necessary to present the Gospel efficiently in all parts of the world.

Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling

Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling program prepares students to serve as nonlicensed counselors in a variety of ministry settings, including churches, rescue missions, and shelters.

  • Addictions and Recovery
  • Community Chaplaincy
  • Crisis Response and Trauma
  • Discipleship and Church Ministry
  • Leadership
  • Life Coaching
  • Marriage and Family Studies
  • Military Resilience
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Theology
Master of Divinity

The Master of Divinityprogram prepares students for professional work in Christian ministry within local churches as well as parachurch organizations. This degree provides an in-depth knowledge of biblical leadership philosophies and methods and a thorough study of Scripture and Christian principles. Coursework emphasizes embracing the essential values, knowledge, and skills needed to serve in a variety of roles as a pastor.

  • Biblical Studies
  • Chaplaincy (75-credit-hour program)
  • Christian Apologetics
  • Community Chaplaincy
  • Church History
  • Discipleship and Church Ministry
  • Evangelism and Church Planting
  • Global Studies
  • Healthcare Chaplaincy
  • Homiletics
  • Leadership
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Pastoral Ministries
  • Theology
  • Worship
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About Liberty

Liberty University is the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation, the largest university in Virginia, and the largest Christian university in the world. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains on more than 7,000 beautiful acres in Lynchburg, Va., Liberty offers over 500 online and residential programs from the certificate to the doctoral level.

Since 1971, the mission of Liberty University has been to develop Christ-centered men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for impacting tomorrow’s world. With a unique heritage and an ever-expanding influence, Liberty remains steadfast in its commitment of Training Champions for Christ.

Liberty University Online Distance Education

Liberty University Online Distance Education

World-Class Educational Experience Since 1971

Liberty University is an accredited evangelical liberal arts institution with educational opportunities for students at every stage of life that develops leaders of vision and integrity in fields such as medicine, education, religion, law, aviation, cinematic arts, psychology, business, and more. With the same quality course offerings as our residential campus in Lynchburg, Va., Liberty's online program offers an academically sound education taught from a Christian worldview. Liberty allows you to achieve your educational goals while maintaining the flexibility that only virtual classrooms can provide. Additionally, Liberty offers some of the lowest tuition rates of top online universities.

Your Partner in Professional Growth

Liberty University is among the most affordable online universities in the country. Our low costs and flexible course schedules allow you to maintain your home and work life while you further your professional development.

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