DMin Doctor Of Ministry
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online, 8 Week
Transfer Credits
Up to 6 credit hours can be transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
Aug 27, 2018

Take the Final Step in Your Ministry Education with Liberty’s Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) Degree Online! 

Liberty University’s 100% online Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degree online 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. You will have the opportunity to interact with an array of well-known church leaders and increase your understanding of the purpose and goals of ministry through our Doctor of Ministry program. Your seminary training will provide you with the basis for success through this doctoral program.

Why Choose Liberty’s Doctor of Ministry (D.Min) Online Program?

Liberty University’s Doctor of Ministry program is a research-based online degree that will equip you with the training you need to focus on creative ideas and solutions for your particular ministry setting. Our D.Min. degree program uniquely combines three distinct components for today’s engaged Christian leader.

Throughout our Doctor of Ministry degree program, you will be taught by faculty members who are also ministry professionals with years of cutting-edge experience. Our program offers ten unique areas of specialization that allow you to focus on one specific area of research that most interests you. While optional intensives are available on our campus in Lynchburg, VA, they are not required for this program. This means that you can continue to engage in your ministry and family responsibilities while obtaining the degree to which God is calling you. 

What Will You Learn in Our Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) Online Degree?

Liberty University’s Doctor of Ministry degree is built on two core principles. Through an in-depth study of pastoral counseling and ministry, you can better understand the advanced material in your specific area of study. Our foundational classes in the online Doctor of Ministry degree were specifically chosen to help you gain the essential knowledge and skills needed for your final thesis project. Liberty’s Doctor of Ministry degree seeks to prepare you for the challenges and opportunities facing ministry leaders today so you can address these issues with clarity and confidence from a biblical worldview.

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Doctor of Ministry Specializations

Students pursuing our Doctor of Ministry degree must select a specialization. Explore information about each specialization below.

Biblical Studies


Church Revitalization


Evangelism & Church Planting

Expository Preaching and Teaching

Pastoral Counseling

Ministry Leadership

Theology and Apologetics


D.Min. Degree Information

Program Highlights

  • You’re pursuing your degree because you want to serve God and others with excellence. We want to honor that goal by making your degree as affordable as possible. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we’re lowering our tuition for our Doctor of Ministry programs for the 2018-19 academic year by instituting a $2,750 block rate for D.Min. programs.

  • Students will have access to an abundance of resources and materials found through Liberty’s search portal and extensive online library while pursuing their D.Min degree.
  • By earning your Doctor of Ministry 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.
  • You can complete Liberty’s D.Min. online degree program in as little as two years!

Admission Requirements for the Online D.Min.

Applicants must have a 3.0 or above cumulative combined GPA for all accredited colleges previously attended. Please visit our Admission Requirements Page for more detailed admissions related information.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission Application
  • Application fee*
  • Divinity Questionnaire
  • Two Pastoral Recommendation
  • Official Transcripts showing a Master of Divinity or Master of Divinity Equivalent
  • Three years of pastoral experience
  • Ecclesiastical Endorsement
  • School of Divinity Questionnaire
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Professional Vita
  • Proof of English proficiency

For complete admission requirements information, please visit the Doctor of Ministry Admissions Page.

*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.