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EdD In Christian Leadership Ministry Leadership
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online, 8 Week Courses
Transfer Credits
Up to 15 credit hours of the Degree Total can be Transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
October 22, 2018
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Liberty’s Doctor of Education in Christian Leadership is Training Tomorrow’s Influencers Today!

Liberty’s EdD in Christian Leadership online degree program is designed to prepare and equip students with research, teaching, management, and leadership competencies for executive-level leadership roles in churches, mission organizations, faith-based organizations, non-profit organizations, and Christian academic institutions.

Liberty’s Doctor of Education (EdD) in Christian Leadership is a fully online, praxis degree. It is the highest academic degree offered in the theory and practice of Christian leadership. As an applied theological degree, the Doctorate in Christian Leadership intentionally seeks to integrate a Christian worldview with study in the fields of leadership, education, and the social sciences. The program enables students to acquire a breadth of knowledge across these disciplines and to gain the skills needed to conduct doctoral level research appropriate to diverse educational, organizational, and ministry contexts.

Our EdD in Christian Leadership program recognizes faith-based organizations as dynamic and developmental in nature. Therefore, the program promotes a balanced model of Christian leadership that recognizes the importance of biblical values, inspiring vision, godly virtues, and attention to the details of venture management.

Why Liberty’s EdD in Christian Leadership?

Liberty University’s EdD in Christian Leadership is taught by experienced professors who share your biblical values and integrate a Christian worldview into your course material. Your EdD in Christian Leadership offers the highest accreditation available through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

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What Will You Learn in Our Doctor of Christian Leadership Degree?

Liberty’s Ed.D. program in Christian Leadership – Ministry Leadership is designed to provide you with a biblical foundation for leadership and management within the church and in a variety of ministry organizations. Your Doctor of Education courses will equip you with the tools and skills essential to effectively and biblically manage a team by building your leadership and management experience so that you can conquer the challenges of ministry leadership.

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Program Highlights
Degree Information
Military Benefits
Potential Careers
Admission Requirements

EdD in Christian Leadership Degree Information

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Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the world. 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 an Emergency Responder (less than $625 per course).
  • 8-week courses, eight different start dates each year and no set login times.

Potential Career Opportunities with a Christian Leadership Doctoral Degree

  • Academic Leadership Role
  • Faith-Based Organizational Leadership Roles
  • Ministry or Missions Leadership Roles

Ed.D. in Christian Leadership – Ministry Leadership Admission Requirements

A regionally or nationally accredited Master’s degree with a 3.0 or above GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our Admission Requirements Page for more detailed admissions related information.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission Application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Proof of English proficiency

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

Highlights of Liberty’s Christian Leadership Online Doctorate Degree Program

  • By earning your EdD in Christian Leadership degree from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition rates for all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs have not increased in three 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 Doctor of Education in Christian Leadership in as little as 3 years.
  • As a Christian leader, you will benefit from networking opportunities with other educators in the program from around the country.
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