Master of Divinity Online Program

Why Choose Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity for Your Online Doctoral Degree?

You may be considering a doctoral degree from Rawlings School of Divinity because of your devotion to God and the teachings of Christ. Whether you are an educator reaching the minds of a new generation of Christians, a scholar reaching people through your powerful writing, or a church leader looking for ways to advance and sharpen your ministry skills, you will find an online doctoral program here at Liberty University.

Taught by renowned professors and church leaders, our courses are designed to help give you the academic and practical applications needed for you to be an effective leader in the Christian faith.

Rawlings School of Divinity Doctoral Degree Programs

Master of Theology (Th.M.)

Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Theology (Th.M.) is a postgraduate degree that provides additional training beyond the Master of Divinity degree in preparation for full-time Christian service.

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Christian Leadership (Ed.D.)

Liberty’s Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Christian Leadership – Ministry Leadership online degree program is designed to prepare and equip students with research, teaching, management, and leadership competencies for executive-level leadership roles.

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Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)

Liberty University’s 100% online Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degree program was created to advance and sharpen your ministry skills by providing you with a deeper understanding of biblical principles and strategies so you can serve in a variety of pastoral roles.

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Bible Exposition (Ph.D.)

Liberty University’s 100% online Ph.D. in Bible Exposition degree program can provide you with exegetical and expositional skills for the interpretation of Scripture, coupled with biblical theological awareness and hermeneutical sensitivity, for the scholarly enhancement of ministerial practice. 

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Theology and Apologetics (Ph.D.)

Liberty University’s online Ph.D. in Theology and Apologetics is an intensive-based program, giving you hands-on ministry training and group work designed to help you further your current ministry role.

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Doctoral Degrees that Work with Your Schedule

Most of our online doctoral degrees in religious studies are 100% online. This allows you the convenience of pursuing your degree while remaining active in your church and community. We also offer an intensive-based Ph.D. in Theology and Apologetics that has online programs centered on intensive, on-campus courses. Our other online doctoral degree programs offer optional intensives, which gives you the choice to study online or visit our beautiful campus in Lynchburg, Va. for a great chance to network with fellow Christian leaders and interact with professors face-to-face.


What Are the Benefits of an Online Doctoral Degree from Liberty University?

Our online degree programs offer students great benefits, including:

  • Earning your degree or certificate from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility sets you apart from others.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs has not increased in 4 straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university. 
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.

Military Benefits for Specific Doctoral Degrees 

At this time, these benefits only apply to the School of Divinity’s D.Min. in Pastoral Counseling and Ed.D. in Christian Leadership.

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts – $275 for graduate (per credit hour)
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)
  • 8-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.