Doctor of Ministry Degree

Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)

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Grow professionally and personally while obtaining your Doctor of Ministry degree from the School of Divinity at Liberty University. Designed to enhance your knowledge and skills in the practice of ministry, the Doctor of Ministry degree will help you develop a deeper understanding of biblical principles and strategies. It will also equip you to serve in a variety of pastoral roles.

Interact with our renowned faculty and recognized church leaders to explore new ministry perspectives, increase your vision, and crystallize your understanding of the purpose and goals of ministry.

Academic Program

  • 33 hour doctoral program
  • 9 hours in Core Courses
  • 9 hours in Specialized Courses
  • 6 hours in Elective Courses
  • 6 hours in Thesis Project Writing
  • 3 hours in Thesis Project Defense


  • Discipleship
  • Evangelism and Church Planting
  • Expository Preaching
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Pastoral Leadership
  • Worship

Program of Study

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Potential Careers

  • Senior pastor
  • Church staff member
  • Missionary
  • College or seminary professor
  • Chaplain

Current D.Min. Students

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