Ph.D. in Christian Leadership – Ministry Leadership

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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Christian Leadership – Ministry Leadership

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Oversee Effective Ministry Efforts with Liberty’s Ph.D. in Christian Leadership – Ministry Leadership

As a ministry leader, it’s essential that you know how to serve with skill, integrity, and humility so you can provide godly guidance and support to the people in your care. That way, you can foster their spiritual growth and use your ministry to help further the Kingdom. With Liberty’s online Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Christian Leadership – Ministry Leadership, you can learn how to strengthen your ministry’s effectiveness and contribute your own original research to the current body of knowledge in the field.

Through this program, you can develop the research skills, leadership abilities, and biblical knowledge needed to pursue management roles in churches, ministry organizations, Christian schools, and more. With 100% online courses and no set login times, you’ll have the freedom to earn your degree on your schedule. And, by studying under faculty who have years of experience in ministry and academia, you can bolster your expertise while preparing for exciting new opportunities.

What Will You Learn in Liberty University’s Ph.D. in Christian Leadership – Ministry Leadership Program?

  • Biblical and theological foundations of leadership and education
  • Methods for overseeing effective ministries that foster spiritual growth
  • Organizational theory and development
  • Teaching and learning theory

In this program, you’ll have the opportunity to develop skills that are essential for faith-based organizational leadership. Within the ministry leadership specialization, you’ll look specifically at the theoretical and practical aspects of overseeing ministry efforts. You can learn how to foster individual and corporate spiritual growth in the body of Christ, implement needed changes in your church or organization, and use social networks to evangelize to non-Christians.

You’ll also complete several research courses that are designed to prepare you for your dissertation – which can help you solve important problems in Christian leadership and contribute to advances in the field. Upon graduation, you can be better equipped to minister to those both inside and outside the church as you seek to fulfill the Great Commission.

Potential Careers for Ph.D. in Christian Leadership – Ministry Leadership Graduates

  • Church administrator
  • Director of ministries
  • Ministry team leader
  • Nonprofit administrator
  • Professor
  • Researcher
  • Teacher or administrator in a Christian school

Benefits of Pursuing Your Ph.D. in Christian Leadership – Ministry Leadership Degree with Liberty University

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 among Niche.com’s top 3 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.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 7 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university.
  • To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are included for all divinity courses* at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!
  • As a John W. Rawlings School of Divinity Ph.D. student, you will receive a block rate of $2,750 if you enroll in 7-15 credit hours each semester. This can save you up to $6,000 a semester!**
  • You can complete this Ph.D. in Christian Leadership – Ministry Leadership program in as little as 2.5 years.

*Electronic textbooks are not provided for courses that fall under departments outside the School of Divinity.

**Credits taken below 7 and above 15 credit hours are charged at the part-time rate.

Military Tuition Discount

Lead your field with the doctoral degree you want — at a price you’ve earned. As a thank-you for your military service, Liberty University offers 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!

 

60

Credit Hours

2.5

Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% online, 8-week courses

Interested in studying on campus?

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Jan 16, 2023

Accreditation

Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Experience That Matters to You

As an accredited Christian college with a 7,000-acre campus in Lynchburg, Virginia, Liberty University offers you an education that is both academically challenging and rooted in a biblical worldview.

At Liberty, you’ll benefit from 35+ years of learning, growing, adapting, and innovating for the distance learner — and more than a decade of researching the needs of the online student. You can be confident that we’ve taken the time to learn what’s important to you.

And what’s that?

  • Affordability
  • Accessibility
  • Academic Quality

These important factors challenged us to find new financial solutions, get ahead of industry trends, and blaze trails into cutting-edge career fields — and it’s paid off. That’s the difference experience makes.

 

Ranked among Niche.com’s top 3 online schools in America and recognized by multiple institutions for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility.

Why Choose Liberty University?

Enjoy Flexible Courses

Choose from a wide variety of programs at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level, most of which are 100% online*. With an 8-week format and 8 start dates per year, it’s easy to fit your courses around your schedule!

* excludes licensure, certification, and some doctoral programs

Maximize Your Time

Start and finish your degree faster! Liberty requires no standardized testing for admission, and you can transfer previous course credit — transfer in up to 75% of a bachelor’s degree and up to 50% of a master’s, postgraduate, or doctoral degree — or discover how your life, career, or military experience may count toward your college degree.

Grow in Your Faith

All of our courses are taught from a Christian perspective, and our faculty see themselves as mentors. Our mission is to Train Champions for Christ — we’re committed to championing you as you study to go further in your field, become a leader in your industry, or start a new career.

Access Academic Support

Throughout your educational journey, you will have access to academic resources that will aid in the completion of your degree. Services include our online library, writing center, tutoring, study aids, IT assistance, 30+ tutorial videos, live webinars, and personalized help from our academic advising team.

An Online Education with On-Campus Benefits

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Why We’re Nonprofit

As a nonprofit (not-for-profit) university, Liberty is in the business of training skilled professionals to make a difference in the world – not gaining profit, revenue, or producing dividends for shareholders. In keeping with our commitment to your education, we invest our resources back into degree programs and into your student experience.

While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university and has not increased tuition for 7 straight years. Lower tuition means less student loan debt for students.

For Liberty University, nonprofit is more than a status; it is a valuable opportunity to invest in the lives of students who will go out and impact the world.

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Financing Options

Financial Aid

Nearly 80% of all Liberty students in an online program are awarded financial aid. Virginia residents may qualify for additional aid — learn more!

Corporate Tuition Assistance

Deferred – If your company reimburses you for the cost of your education, you pay only a portion of your balance up front. You submit your grades to your employer who pays you, and then you pay the remaining balance for your classes.

Tuition Discounts

Qualified military service members, veterans, and their spouses can receive up to 55% off their tuition rate for eligible programs!

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