Edd Online Next Generation Ministry
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Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Oct 24, 2022
Accreditation
ATS Commission on Accrediting

Lead and Teach the Next Generation of Christ-Followers with an EdD in Christian Leadership – Next Generation Ministry Online

Do you have a desire to lead and minister to young people? If so, our Doctor of Education (EdD) in Christian Leadership – Next Generation (NextGen) Ministry can help equip you for the calling that God has on your life. With a unique combination of praxis and research, our NextGen online youth ministry degree can help prepare you for both the classroom and the congregation.

Today’s youth need strong leaders with firm morals, godly values, a commitment to upholding biblical truth, and a love for those around them. Our Doctor of Education online is a great fit for those who want to be Champions for Christ. Partner with us and learn how to lead the next generation to impact the world for Christ.

Accreditation

Liberty University’s John W. Rawlings School of Divinity is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). Your divinity 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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Why Choose Liberty’s EdD Degree in NextGen Ministry?

Liberty University is a training ground for those who are seeking to become Champions for Christ. We know that choosing to pursue your doctoral degree is a big decision, and we believe that your education should be flexible and affordable. That’s why Liberty’s tuition has not increased in the past 7 years — and why our classes are offered 100% online with no set login times.

Additionally, your courses will be taught by industry experts who have advanced degrees in their field. Your professors will pray for you and seek to partner with you as you pursue your degree. The knowledge and wisdom that your professors provide are backed by years of practical experience in ministry settings, so you can be confident that you are receiving a world-class education.

Liberty University is also regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), so you can rest assured that you are earning a degree at an institution that has met rigorous educational standards.

Between our talented faculty, quality, and affordability, Liberty University provides an excellent environment to pursue your doctor of educational ministry online — and we’re excited to partner with you as you prepare to impact the next generation of young people.


What Will You Learn in Our EdD in Christian Leadership Degree?

Our EdD in Christian Leadership – Next Generation Ministry combines the training that you would receive in an online youth ministry degree with the rigorous training in education and ministry that you expect from a doctoral degree.

In this degree program, you’ll begin with a study of the biblical and theological basis for education, followed by research and specialization courses. With the unique blend of courses that you complete, you’ll be able to interact with material that can help spark ideas for your praxis project.

Courses in the NextGen ministry specialization will focus on the issues and trends in the development of ministry in both educational and ministry settings. Through applied projects and a specially developed curriculum, you can become a research-oriented professional.

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Highlights
Degree Information
Military Benefits
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Admission Requirements

Highlights of Our Next Generation Ministry Doctoral Degree

  • 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 Doctor of Education degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
  • 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 our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 7 years – and counting.
  • You can complete the Doctor of Education in Christian Leadership degree online in as little as 2.5 years.
  • We have replaced nearly all School of Divinity textbooks* with no-cost electronic resources through the Inclusive Access initiative. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!

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

EdD in Christian Leadership – NextGen Degree Information

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Military Benefits for Our EdD in Christian Leadership – NextGen Ministry

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students 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 per credit hour for EdD courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve 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)

Career Opportunities for Graduates of the EdD in NextGen Ministry

As a graduate of our EdD in Christian Leadership – Next Generation Ministry, you can pursue a variety of careers in both the education and ministry sectors. With the knowledge that you attain in our doctoral ministry degree, you can be better prepared for the following careers:

  • College professor
  • Discipleship pastor
  • Lead/youth pastor
  • Nonprofit executive
  • Youth/NextGen ministry director

Admission Requirements for the EdD in Next Generation Ministry

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 (for applicants whose native language is other than English)

*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.

*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.

*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.