Doctor of Ministry (DMin) Degree Deepen Your Knowledge of Scripture


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100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

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

Our 100% online Doctor of Ministry (DMin) degree program can help 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 step out into the field with confidence.


Liberty Theological Seminary, as part of Liberty University’s John W. Rawlings School of Divinity, is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). Your seminary 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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What does DMin stand for? What is a DMin degree?

A Doctor of Ministry, or DMin, is a terminal, doctoral degree designed to provide practical ministry training for pastors and other ministry professionals. Liberty’s Doctor of Ministry degree online (DMin) offers many different specializations to choose from – but the core of every DMin degree focuses on providing advanced ministry practice, theology, and biblical studies training so that you can build on your master’s-level studies.

Our Doctor of Ministry degree offers an in-depth study of spiritual formation 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 project. Half of your degree will be made up of core courses and specialization courses, and the other half will include the process for completing your portfolio or thesis project report.

This program was designed to help you gain the biblical foundation needed to meet the challenges and opportunities facing ministry leaders today with clarity and confidence. Regardless of which specialization you choose, you will study the following core topics:

  • Distinguishing marks of a mature disciple
  • Methods for creating a spiritual assessment to measure spiritual health
  • Standard doctoral research practices
  • Techniques for creating a plan to foster spiritual growth
  • Theological basis for ministry evaluation

When selecting your specialization, you’ll want to evaluate your interests and long-term goals. Are you passionate about youth ministry? If so, the next generation ministry track may be right for you. Do you want to grow in your understanding of homiletics and learn to better preach the Gospel? Check out our expository preaching and teaching specialization. If you’re passionate about ministering to the mental, emotional, and spiritual needs of your congregation, the pastoral counseling track can help equip you for non-licensure biblical counseling roles.

These are just a few of the DMin specializations offered here at Liberty – we have a wide range of options so you can get the specific skills you need!

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  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

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  • Senior church administrator
  • Senior pastor
  • University professor

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!

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Speak to one of our admissions specialists to help you choose the program that best fits your needs.

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 the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

Electronic textbooks are provided for many divinity courses* all for one convenient fee. To continue our mission of providing affordable education, this fee is waived for students who enroll by Summer 2024 D-term.

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

Doctoral Divinity Block Rate (7-15 credit hours) $2,750
Doctoral Divinity Part Time (0-6.99 or over 15 credit hours) $395/Credit
Military Doctoral Divinity Block Rate (7-15 credit hours) $2,700
Military Doctoral Divinity Part Time (0-6.99 or over 15 credit hours)* $395/Credit

*Eligible current and former military service members and their spouses may qualify for a special rate of $300/credit hour (learn more).

Excludes the Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Counseling which has its own military tuition rates.

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Discounted divinity block rate – $2,700 per semester*
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder
  • 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)

*Credits taken below 7 and above 15 credit hours per semester are charged at the part-time rate of $395/credit hour.

Eligible current and former service members and their spouses may qualify for a special rate of $300/credit hour (learn more), but the $300/credit hour doctoral military rate cannot be combined with the First Responder Discount.