Master of Divinity (M.Div.)

Master of Divinity

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Liberty University's Master of Divinity is intended to prepare you for professional work in Christian ministry within local churches as well as para-church organizations. The M.Div. program provides an in-depth knowledge of biblical leadership principles and methods, and an in-depth study of Scripture and Christian principles. Coursework places emphasis on embracing the essential values, knowledge, and skills needed to serve in a variety of roles as a pastor. This program is also great for military students looking to fulfill service requirements as chaplains for certain branches of the armed services.

Quick Facts

Program Delivery Format

*Optional Intensives are available


Each specialization is 75 credit hours unless otherwise listed.

  • Biblical Studies
  • Biblical Languages
  • Biblical Languages Concentration (90 hours)
  • Chaplaincy
  • Christian Apologetics
  • Christian Leadership and Church Ministries
  • Christian Ministries
  • Christian Thought
  • Church History
  • Community Chaplaincy (93 hours)


Credit Hours

  • 75, 90, or 93 total hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable.

Potential Career Options

  • Military Chaplain
  • Senior Pastor

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