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Master of Divinity: General Degree

Master of Divinity: General Degree

Residential Master of Divinity: General Degree

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Enjoy all of the core benefits of a Master of Divinity degree while still having the flexibility to select a large number of electives. With a Master of Divinity (M.Div.): General degree, you can create a personalized degree program that fits your passion and your career goals.

The Master of Divinity (M.Div.) at Liberty University gives you the core values, knowledge, and skills you need to serve in professional Christian ministry effectively. This degree will prepare you through in-depth study of biblical leadership principles and strategies as well as intensive study of the Scriptures and essential truths of the Christian faith.

This program benefits pastors and ministry leaders who seek a firm scriptural foundation for service in Christian ministry. The Rawlings School of Divinity has over 20 different M.Div. concentrations to choose from. The M.Div. is the basis for most doctoral programs.

The Master of Divinity (M.Div.): General degree is also offered online

Liberty University’s 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. Liberty University is also accredited by SACSCOC.

Academics: M.Div.: General Degree

Credit Hours

75 total credit hours

Program of Study 

Master of Divinity (M.Div.): General 

Admissions Requirements

Find M.Div.: General degree admissions requirements.

Courses in Divinity

  • Introduction to Apologetics (APOL 500)
  • Discipleship Ministries (DSMN 500)
  • Contemporary Evangelism (EVAN 525)
  • Hermeneutics (NBST 610)

Career Opportunities With an M.Div. Degree

  • Senior pastor
  • Discipleship pastor
  • Church Education Administrator
  • Christian Educator
  • Curriculum Director