M.Div. Theology Online Degree Program

Master of Divinity (M.Div.) – Theology

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Master of Divinity (M.Div.) in Theology

What You Will Learn

Learn About the Depths of God’s Word with a Master of Divinity

Liberty University’s Master of Divinity degree with a specialization in theology will provide you with the education you need to serve God and your community more effectively. Our M.Div. degree program offers a variety of courses to help those currently serving in ministry roles as well as those looking to transition into full-time ministry. The purpose of the Master of Divinity in Theology is to provide a further understanding of biblical studies and church doctrine while also teaching students practical ministry skills like pastoral counseling. Liberty University’s online M.Div. degree gives you a well-rounded education that will prepare you with the skills you need to further your ministry.

Master Of Divinity MDiv Tuition Comparison ChartAs a pioneer of distance learning since 1985, Liberty University has worked hard to make our M.Div. courses both flexible and affordable. Our 100% online format lets you continue in your current ministry role while furthering your knowledge and ministry skills. Tuition for our online M.Div. program in our John W. Rawlings School of Divinity has not increased in 9 years, making this degree program more affordable.

What Will You Learn in Our M.Div. in Theology?

  • The basics of Greek and Hebrew and how to do word studies
  • Expository teaching and preaching techniques
  • How to disciple people more effectively
  • Essential pastoral and marital counseling skills
  • Important doctrines of the church from a close examination of theology

In addition to the core M.Div. courses, you will delve deeper into the development of Christian theology and study in-depth, complicated theological doctrines such as the end times. Throughout your M.Div., the John W. Rawlings School of Divinity will provide you with beneficial resources to aid in your personal ministry.

Unlike many Bible colleges and seminaries, Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), making your degree more marketable. Our professors have real-world experience as pastors, missionaries, and theologians and take a genuine interest in your growth and development. 

Potential Careers for M.Div. in Theology Graduates

  • Pastor
  • Christian educator
  • Curriculum director
  • Instructional supervisor

Benefits of Pursuing Liberty University’s M.Div. in Theology

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 Niche.com’s best online schools in America. Earning your online degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
  • Liberty University’s John W. 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 9-15 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 can complete the M.Div. degree program in as little as 2 years!

Military Benefits

Service is important to us, so whether you’re currently serving in the Armed Forces, have served, or are married to someone who serves, we’re here to serve you. Liberty’s military benefits are available to:

  • Active duty service members of the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/retirees
  • Spouses of service members and veterans/retirees
  • Current Department of Defense employees

We are proud to support you in your pursuit of a flexible and affordable online education by offering you the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)
  • Discounted Divinity Block Rate: $2,475 per semester when taking 9-15 credits – only $165/credit at 15 credit hours!*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences).

*Credits taken above 15 credit hours for the online M.Div. are charged at the part-time rate


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Class Type

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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