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DMin Doctor Of Ministry
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online, 8 Week
Transfer Credits
Up to 6 credit hours of the Degree Total can be Transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
October 22, 2018
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 through this doctoral program.

Why Choose Liberty’s Online Doctor of Ministry Degree?

At Liberty, our online Doctor of Ministry 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 ten unique areas of specialization that allow you to focus on one specific area of research that most interests you. Optional intensives give you the opportunity to meet your professors and classmates in person on our beautiful campus in Lynchburg, VA,  but they are not required for this program. This means that you can continue your current ministry while obtaining the degree to which God is calling you. 

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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

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

Next Gen Ministry

Pastoral Counseling

Ministry Leadership

Spiritual Formation

Theology and Apologetics


Our Online DMin Degree Program Information

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Our Online Doctorate in Ministry Degree 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 online D.Min. degree program in as little as two years!

Admission Requirements for the Online D.Min. Degree Program

A regionally or nationally accredited master’s degree with a 3.0 or above cumulative 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*
  • Divinity Questionnaire
  • Contact Information for two pastoral recommenders
  • Official Transcripts showing a Master of Divinity or a Master of Divinity Equivalent
  • Three years of pastoral 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.