DMin Doctor Of Ministry
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100% online, 8-week courses
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Transfer in up to 6 credit hours
Next Start Date
May 11, 2020
Accreditation
ATS Commission on Accrediting

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

Are you in ministry and want to enhance your ability to help people grow in their love of Christ? Do you want to retool and equip yourself to enter a new and exciting field of service? Liberty’s online seminary can help you build on your experience and skills to serve God in new and powerful ways.

Liberty University’s 100% online Doctor of Ministry (DMin) degree program can help you 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. With many specialized tracks for different fields of ministry, you can customize your studies to get the training you need and get out into the field.

Accreditation

Liberty University’s 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.

ATS Accreditation


Why Choose Liberty’s Online Doctor of Ministry Degree?

At Liberty, our online DMin degree is a practice-focused program. That means your studies will equip you with the training you need to find creative new solutions for the challenges you face in your current ministry setting, and new ministry opportunities.

Throughout our DMin degree program, you will be taught by faculty members who are also ministry professionals with years of real-world experience. Our program offers unique areas of study that allow you to focus on research and methods that apply most to your needs. This means that you can continue your current ministry while earning the degree that will help you answer God’s calling on your life.

Benefits of Obtaining a Doctor of Ministry Degree

Doctoral degrees help to open doors to new opportunities and enhance your credibility. By earning your DMin degree online through Liberty University, you will join expert ministry professionals who have been trained to research and implement practical ministry skills grounded in firm biblical principles.

Our DMin 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

Common Questions

Below are some common questions about Liberty’s Doctor of Ministry (DMin) degrees:

What does DMin stand for? What is a DMin Degree?

What is a Doctor of Divinity? Are they the same program?

How can I earn a Doctor of Ministry online?

Are there any accredited online DMin programs?

How does Liberty have DMin programs without MDiv requirements?

Should I choose a DMin or PhD?


What Will You Learn in Our DMin 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 DMin 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.

Specializations
Highlights
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Admission Requirements

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

Chaplaincy

Church Revitalization

Discipleship

Evangelism and Church Planting

Expository Preaching and Teaching

Next Generation Ministry

Pastoral Counseling

Ministry Leadership

Spiritual Formation

Theology and Apologetics

Urban Ministry

Worship

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 BestColleges.com — and ranked as the #2 online school in America by Niche.com. 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 DMin degree program in as little as 2 years!

Our Online DMin Degree Program Information

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Admission Requirements for the Online DMin 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.