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Master Of Theology Biblical Studies Online Degree Program
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online, 8 Week
Transfer Credits
Up to 6 credit hours can be transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
October 22, 2018
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Bring Deep Biblical Truth to Your Ministry with Liberty’s Online Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) in Biblical Studies

A Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degree is the highest and most prestigious ministry-based degree that a student can earn. Our D.Min. degree is often pursued by those in church leadership or those looking to be in full-time ministry or perhaps teaching at the college level. Through our 100% online Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.), with a specialization in Biblical Studies, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the gospel and how to apply biblical theology to your ministry in practical ways.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) – Biblical Studies Online Program?

With a calling to share the word of Jesus Christ and to make disciples who are growing in their knowledge of Jesus, our online ministry degree will ensure that you have the understanding to formulate and articulate your methodology for teaching the Scripture. Our professors are committed to preparing you for a successful career as they teach you from a biblical worldview. Throughout this program, you will be provided with a solid, biblically based training that is necessary to serve well in a ministry-related role.

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What Will You Learn in the Online Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) – Biblical Studies Degree?

Our online Doctor of Ministry (D. Min) degree program will give you an in-depth, well-rounded exploration in not only biblical principles but also the opportunity to enhance your communication skills. Throughout this degree program, you will engage in a variety of courses that will enhance your understanding and application of the gospel to your passion as well as learn how to develop disciples into leaders within the church.

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Program Highlights
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Admission Requirements

Online D.Min. Degree Program Highlights

  • By earning your online D.Min. Degree – Biblical Studies 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’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 can complete our online D.Min. Degree in as little as two years!
  • Liberty University’s online Seminary, the Rawlings School of Divinity, has experienced Christian counselors and ministry professionals who teach practical ministry skills while imparting deep theological teaching.
  • Learn from renowned Christian scholars and ministry professionals in the Liberty University School of Divinity, such as Dr. Elmer L. Towns, Dr. Harold Willmington, and Dr. Gary R. Habermas.
  • Develop practical ministry skills that will help you ensure that individuals and families in your ministry are connected and growing in the church.
  • Create powerful sermons that will help your congregation grow in their faith and understand scripture and deeper theological truths.

Similar Online Degree Programs

Liberty has similar Doctor of Ministry degree programs that specialize in areas such as Pastoral CounselingExpository Preaching, Worship, and Ministry Leadership, to name a few. These degree programs offer a wide variety of career opportunities within ministry related fields that you might be interested in pursuing.

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Potential Career Options for Online D.Min. – Ministry Leadership Graduates

  • Lead/Associate Pastor
  • Youth Pastor
  • Pastoral Counselor
  • Discipleship Pastor

Admission Requirements for the Online D.Min.

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.

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