Master of Divinity (M.Div.) – Theology

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Master of Divinity (M.Div.) in Theology

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What You Will Learn
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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.

As 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 Rawlings School of Divinity has not increased in four straight years, making this degree program more affordable.

  • 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 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. 

  • Pastor
  • Christian Educator
  • Curriculum Director
  • Instructional Supervisor
  • By earning your Master of Divinity in Theology degree online from an accredited, nonprofit university whose online programs are ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you can be confident your degree will be well respected within your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in four straight 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!

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 degree by offering you the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts – $275 for graduate part-time (per credit hour)
  • 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, eight different start dates each year, and no set log-in times.

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

75

Credit Hours

2

Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8 Week

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Experience that Matters to You

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

At Liberty, you’ll benefit from 30+ 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.

We’re now ranked in the top 1% of online schools and universities for affordability, accessibility, and academic quality.

– by BestColleges.com

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 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 sees 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.

Liberty’s online courses give you the ability to choose when and where you study.

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 non-profit university and has not increased tuition in four straight years. Lower tuition means less student loan debt for students.

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

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Tuition Comparison

Tuition amounts are for an entire degree and all tuition rates and credit hour requirements are based on data published on competitor’s websites as of 11/28/18. Therefore, this information is believed but not guaranteed to be accurate. All tuition data and credit hour requirements are for online programs. Individual institutions may charge additional fees above published tuition costs. Rates are subject to change.

 


 

Financing Options

 

Financial Aid

87% of all Liberty students in an online program are awarded financial aid.

 

Corporate Tuition Assistance

Deferred – If your company reimburses you for the cost of your education, you submit your grades to your employer who pays you, and then you pay 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!

Contact one of our Admissions Counselors for more information by calling (800) 424-9595.