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100% online, 8-week courses
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Bring Deep Biblical Truth to Your Ministry with Liberty University’s DMin in Biblical Studies

At its core, effective Christian ministry is rooted in Scripture. Biblical truth is essential in every ministry setting, from preaching and counseling to outreach and church administration. If you want to learn practical methods for applying God’s Word to your ministry, Liberty’s online Doctor of Ministry (DMin) in Biblical Studies may be for you!

Do you want to strengthen your ministry’s effectiveness and enrich your understanding of Scripture? Our doctorate in biblical studies online provides an in-depth look at the theology, history, and practical application of the Gospel. By studying under highly trained professors with real-world ministry experience, you can gain deeper insight into the Great Commission, biblical interpretation, and useful ministry techniques.

Partner with us and learn how to lead your church in accordance with Scripture.


Liberty University’s John W. 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.

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Why Choose Liberty University’s Doctor of Ministry in Biblical Studies?

You have a calling to share the good news of Jesus Christ — and our D.Min. degree online seeks to provide the tools you need to do just that. This biblical studies program can hone your ability to teach the truths of Scripture clearly and accurately. You can grow in your personal walk with Christ while learning practical ways to ground your ministry in God’s Word.

Choosing Liberty means choosing…

Rigorous Credentials | Liberty is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Additionally, our doctorate in biblical studies is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).

Practical Training | Liberty’s Doctor of Ministry program is a professional doctorate — which means our program seeks to provide hands-on, vocational training. You can learn how to develop practical solutions to real-world ministry problems. With this knowledge, you can touch the lives of believers and non-believers alike.

Experienced Faculty | Our School of Divinity was founded by leading Christian scholars and theologians. And many of these ministry professionals still teach at Liberty today! You can be confident that you’re learning from faculty who are committed to your success and firmly rooted in Scripture.

Military Tuition Discount

Lead your field with the doctoral degree you want — at a price you’ve earned. As a thank-you for your military service, Liberty University offers current and former service members like you or your spouse multiple pathways to earn a doctoral degree for only $300/credit hour. Find out how you can take advantage of this unique opportunity and reach the pinnacle of your profession — for less.

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What Will You Learn in Our Online Doctoral Degree in Biblical Studies?

Learn how to cultivate a successful ministry rooted in the Gospel.

Christian ministry is a vital aspect of the church. As a ministry leader, you can help your congregation grow, thrive, and spread Christ’s love to the surrounding community. At Liberty, you can be equipped to foster a ministry that is deeply and thoroughly biblical.

Our DMin in Biblical Studies can help you apply biblical theology to various ministry settings. By examining the Gospel in the context of the entire biblical narrative, you can help members of the church body cultivate a Gospel-centered life. That way, you can develop a growing, thriving church — one that points others to Christ and lives out biblical truth.

Pastoral leadership isn’t the only type of ministry, but it is an important one. In this program, you can learn how to apply Scripture to pastoral preaching, counseling, and devotional practice. You will also have the opportunity to complete a portfolio or thesis. Both projects can help you synthesize your knowledge and apply it to real-world ministry problems.

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Highlights of Liberty’s DMin in Biblical Studies Degree Online

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank in the top 10% of’s best online schools in America. Earning your Doctor of Ministry online from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
  • Your success is our success, which is why we’re committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years — and counting.
  • To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are included for all divinity courses* at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!
  • 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!
  • The biblical studies doctoral program is offered in a 100% online, 8-week course format.
  • Our divinity curriculum has been developed by renowned biblical scholars, including Dr. Elmer L. Towns and Dr. Gary R. Habermas.

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

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Potential Career Options with a DMin Degree in Biblical Studies

By earning your Doctor of Ministry at Liberty University, you could be more prepared to pursue the following roles:

  • Discipleship pastor
  • Lead/senior pastor
  • Pastoral counselor
  • Seminary professor
  • Senior church administrator
  • University professor
  • Youth pastor

Admission Requirements for Our Doctorate in Biblical Studies Online

Applicants must have a regionally or nationally accredited master’s degree 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*
  • Official college transcripts
  • Previous education showing at least 18 graduate hours of Bible/Theology or ministry-related courses
  • School of Divinity Questionnaire
  • Ecclesiastical endorsement
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Professional Vita
  • Proof of English proficiency (for applicants whose native language is other than English)

*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.