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Master of Divinity: Global Studies

Master of Divinity: Global Studies degree at Liberty University

Residential Master of Divinity: Global Studies

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Have a passion to serve the worldwide church?

Through the Master of Divinity (M.Div.): Global Studies degree, you’ll get 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.

With the Global Studies cognate, you’ll enhance your knowledge and desire to serve the worldwide church. Designed to give you a foundation in cultural studies, ministry, and worship techniques, and an intensive study of Scripture, this cognate provides advanced study of world religions. It will also train you in reaching different people groups with the Gospel.

With this degree, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Develop a global Great Commission perspective which demonstrates the proclamation and application of the Gospel and disciple-making process
  • Examine major critical issues in the Old and New Testaments from a conservative evangelical perspective while exhibiting knowledge of the literature appropriate to the field of Biblical Studies
  • Study theological positions on key doctrinal questions and issues in Christian thought

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

The Master of Divinity (M.Div.): Global Studies 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.: Global Studies

Credit Hours

75 total credit hours

Program of Study 

Master of Divinity (M.Div.): Global Studies

Admissions Requirements

Find M.Div. in Global Studies admissions requirements.

Courses in Divinity & Global Studies

  • Biblical Foundations of Leadership (LEAD 510)
  • Introduction to Islam (GLST 525 )
  • World Religions Survey (RLGN 681 )
  • Cultural Anthropology (GLST 600)

Career Opportunities With an M.Div. Degree

  • Missions pastor
  • Missionary
  • Senior pastor
  • Youth pastor
  • Ministry leader
  • Instructor