Doctor of Ministry – Biblical Studies

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Doctor of Ministry – Biblical Studies

What You Will Learn

Bring Deep Biblical Truth to Your Ministry with Liberty’s Online Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) in Biblical Studies

If you are looking for advanced biblical studies training in a practical ministry setting, Liberty’s online Doctor of Ministry – Biblical Studies will give you the in-depth doctoral training you need! Liberty University’s 100% online Doctor of Ministry in Biblical Studies is designed to deepen your understanding of biblical themes and teaching so you can effectively serve in a pastoral role. 

Liberty’s online D.Min. in biblical studies offers an in-depth faith-based curriculum to prepare you for a variety of biblical teaching and leadership roles in the real world of ministry. You will learn from experienced church leaders and biblical scholars in Liberty’s online seminary, the Rawlings School of Divinity, as you complete your D.Min. degree online.

Whether your goal is to work in youth ministry, as a lead pastor, or planting churches overseas, Liberty University’s doctoral degree in biblical studies can equip you with the in-demand skills you will need to thrive in your ministry career.

What Will You Learn in an Online D.Min. in Biblical Studies?

  • Theology of the Gospel with its deep connections to Old Testament prophecy
  • Theory and practice of biblical theology to equip you for teaching leadership
  • The Bible and uses of Scripture in pastoral care and ministry
  • Spiritual factors of growing churches and how to help your ministry grow

Liberty’s flexible and affordable doctoral degree in biblical studies is taught by professors with years of experience who can provide deep insight into pastoral leadership and biblical teaching. Liberty is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), so you can be confident that your biblical studies training is grounded in quality academics as well as excellent Christian scholarship.

Potential Career Options with a D.Min. Degree in Biblical Studies

  • Associate pastor
  • Discipleship pastor
  • Lead pastor
  • Pastoral counselor
  • Youth pastor

Our Online D.Min. in Biblical Studies Program Highlights

    As a leader in distance education since 1985, we understand what it takes to create a flexible and affordable education for busy people. Since we have been investing in distance and online learning for decades, our experience has taught us how to streamline our degree options so you can focus on what really matters to you. While many schools offer online degrees, we believe Liberty stands out.

    Here’s what sets us apart:

    • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank in the top 10% of’s best online schools in America. Earning your online D.Min. degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
    • Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity has been accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). Your divinity degree has been 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.
    • Your ministry matters – so when you take 7-15 credit hours per semester in your divinity program, you’ll pay a discounted block rate of $2,750. It’s our way of supporting all you do to serve others.
    • The majority of tuition for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 9 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university.
    • You will have access to an abundance of resources and materials found through Liberty’s search portal and extensive Jerry Falwell Library while pursuing your Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degree.
    • You can complete your D.Min. in Biblical Studies degree at Liberty University in as little as 2 years!

    Military Tuition Discount

    We want to help you find the doctoral degree you want — at a price you’ve earned. As a thank-you for your military service, Liberty University offers eligible current and former service members like you or your spouse multiple pathways to earn a doctoral degree for only $300/credit hour. Here’s how:

    • If you’re earning or have earned a master’s degree through Liberty, you automatically qualify for the low price (when you begin within 2 years of your master’s completion).
    • If you haven’t earned a graduate degree through Liberty, our Executive Certificate program allows you to pay only $300/credit hour for a postgraduate certificate that can stand alone or potentially count as the first 21 hours of a related doctoral degree. Then pay just $300/credit hour for your doctorate. Learn more!



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    100% online, 8-week courses

    Transfer Credits

    Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

    Next Start Date

    Jun 24, 2024


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