Doctorate in Biblical Studies Online (DMin) Dive Deep into Biblical Truth


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

You have a calling to share the good news of Jesus Christ — and our DMin 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.

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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.

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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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.