DMin Doctor Of Ministry
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 6 credit hours
Next Start Date
Mar 16, 2020
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

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

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 outreach 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 in this doctoral program.

Why Choose Liberty’s Online Doctor of Ministry Degree?

At Liberty, our online D.Min. degree is a research-based program that will equip you with the training you need to focus on creative solutions for the challenges you face in your particular ministry setting. Throughout our D.Min. degree program, you will be taught by faculty members who are also ministry professionals with years of real-world experience. Our program offers 10 unique areas of specialization that allow you to focus on 1 specific area of research that most interests you. This means that you can continue your current ministry while obtaining the degree to which God is calling you without putting your life on hold. 

Benefits of Obtaining a Doctor of Ministry Degree

Doctoral degrees help to open doors and enhance credibility. By earning your D.Min. degree online through Liberty University, you will join an elite group of ministry professionals who have been trained to research and implement practical ministry skills grounded in biblical principles. Our D.Min. program will equip you to synthesize the theological foundation established in your master’s program with the current climate of ministry within your field to address a specific ministry problem.

Our Doctor of Ministry online degree will allow you to:

  • Obtain the highest and most prestigious ministry-based degree that you can earn in the School of Divinity
  • Prepare for church leadership roles such as a head pastor or executive pastor
  • Meet the requirements to teach at the college level, depending on the institution
  • Earn more job opportunities in the ministry field

What Will You Learn in Our D.Min. Online Degree Program?

Our Doctor of Ministry degree offers an in-depth study of pastoral counseling and ministry in your core classes, so you can better understand the advanced material in your specific area of study. Our online D.Min. core classes were specifically chosen to help you gain the essential knowledge and skills needed for your final thesis project. Our Doctor of Ministry degree prepares you with the biblical foundation you need to meet the challenges and opportunities facing ministry leaders today with clarity and confidence.

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Doctor of Ministry Degree Program Specializations

If you are considering our Doctor of Ministry degree, you have the opportunity to choose a specialization. This will allow you to personalize your degree to your unique career goals and interests. Take a look at all of your options below!

Biblical Studies


Church Revitalization


Evangelism and Church Planting

Expository Preaching and Teaching

Next Generation Ministry

Pastoral Counseling

Ministry Leadership

Spiritual Formation

Theology and Apologetics

Urban Ministry


Our Online Doctorate in Ministry Degree Program Highlights

  • Liberty is ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility by — and ranked as the #2 online school in America by Earning your online Doctor of Ministry degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition will set you apart from others in your field.
  • 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 have a set block rate of $2,750 a semester if you take 7 to 15 credit hours. This can save you up to $6,000 a semester if you are a full-time doctoral student!

  • We have replaced nearly all School of Divinity textbooks with no-cost electronic resources through the Inclusive Access initiative.
  • You can complete Liberty’s online D.Min. degree program in as little as 2 years!

Our Online D.Min. Degree Program Information

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Admission Requirements for the Online D.Min. Degree Program

Applicants must have a regionally or nationally accredited Master of Divinity degree (or its equivalent) with at least a 3.0 GPA 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*
  • Divinity Questionnaire
  • Contact Information for 2 pastoral recommenders
  • Official transcripts showing a Master of Divinity or equivalent
  • 3 years of ministry experience
  • Ecclesiastical endorsement
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Professional Vita
  • 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.