EdD in Christian Leadership – Ministry Leadership Transform Ministry Leadership


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100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Do you want to disciple new leaders and improve your ministry’s effectiveness? Our 100% online Doctor of Education (EdD) in Christian Leadership – Ministry Leadership degree can help. Through this program, you can prepare to disciple new leaders and increase your own ministry’s effectiveness.

As an applied theology degree, our doctorate in Christian leadership integrates a biblical worldview with leadership, education, and social science principles. You can gain a well-rounded foundation to lead wherever God calls you. As a Christian school, we have designed this program to help you become a Champion for Christ. Partner with us and gain the training you need to make an impact on God’s Kingdom.


Liberty Theological Seminary, as part of Liberty University’s John W. Rawlings School of Divinity, is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). Your seminary degree is approved by ATS and has met rigorous accreditation standards, so you can feel confident that your degree is both academically excellent and well-respected among churches, ministries, and nonprofit organizations.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

Liberty University’s mission of Training Champions for Christ extends into every area of your education. Here are some of the ways Liberty stands out and upholds this mission:

  • Unlike other theological seminaries, Liberty University holds regional accreditation with SACSCOC, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
  • This online Christian doctoral program is offered 100% online. If you are actively engaged in ministry, family, or professional obligations, you don’t have to worry about relocation or attending on-campus intensives.
  • Our online program promotes a Christian leadership community. You can have the opportunity to build relationships with professors and other students throughout your degree.
  • This degree program includes a praxis – which allows you to conduct valuable research and apply the knowledge you have learned.

Our EdD in Christian Leadership – Ministry Leadership degree program is designed to provide you with a biblical foundation for leadership and management in the Church and ministry organizations. Your courses can help equip you with the tools and skills essential to effectively lead a team by giving you opportunities for leadership experience.

Our professors care about your growth as a leader within the Church. They will use their real-world experience in ministry leadership to teach you the practical skills you need to conquer the challenges of this field.

In your online Christian leadership courses, you can perform doctoral-level research for practical application in diverse educational, organizational, and ministry contexts. Fulfillment of the EdD praxis gives you the opportunity to exhibit your expertise and abilities. You can apply advanced concepts learned in the Christian leadership program to your research.

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Not sure what to choose?

Speak to one of our admissions specialists to help you choose the program that best fits your needs.

Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for many divinity courses* all for one convenient fee.

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

EdS and EdD Full Time $595/Credit
EdS and EdD Part Time $650/Credit
Military EdS and EdD $275/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for EdS and EdD courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)