Master Of Theology Biblical Studies Online Degree Program
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Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 6 credit hours
Next Start Date
Jan 13, 2020
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

Through Liberty University’s 100% online Doctor of Ministry – Biblical Studies degree, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the gospel and how to apply biblical theology to your ministry in practical ways. With highly trained professors who have real-world experience in ministry, our doctorate degree in biblical studies will give you greater insight into the Great Commission, biblical interpretation, and useful ministry skills. While enrolled in our online D.Min. degree program, you will build a stronger spiritual foundation, learn to disciple more effectively, and meet others with a similar calling from across the world. 

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

You have a calling to share the word of Jesus Christ and to make disciples, and our online ministry degree will help you develop the skills you need to teach the deep truths of Scripture clearly and accurately. Throughout the doctor of ministry program, you will receive solid, biblically based training that will help you further your understanding of Scripture and your ministry. At Liberty, we care about you as an individual. Wherever God is calling you, we are committed to helping you reach your full ministry potential.

What are the Benefits of Liberty’s Online Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) Degree?

  • Unlike many online bible colleges or seminaries, Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
  • Completing our online doctor of ministry degree will offer a practice-focused training that emphasizes solving real-world ministry problems with advanced practice and research.
  • The customizable content of the online D.Min. degree allows you to choose courses that directly relate to your ministry, and the thesis provides an opportunity to dig into research and scholarship under the mentorship of Liberty’s Christian scholars to better equip you for your ministry.
  • Complete an integrated thesis project that will demonstrate your expertise and ability to apply advanced theology and Christian scholarship to practical ministry problems.

What Will You Learn in an Online D.Min. in Biblical Studies?

Our online doctor of ministry degree program will give you an in-depth, well-rounded exploration in biblical principles while enhancing your communication skills. Throughout this degree program, you will engage in a variety of courses that will build on your understanding and application of the gospel. Through classes like Theology of the Bible, you will have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the gospel and how to use the gospel message to cultivate a successful ministry. Our Theory and Practice of Biblical Theology course will provide training in biblical theology and how to apply it to your specific ministry. Overall, we want to provide you with enriching courses designed to help you grow and maintain a healthy and thriving church.

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Our Online D.Min. in Biblical Studies Program Highlights

  • By earning your online Doctor of Ministry in Biblical Studies from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top 1% 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 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.
  • Learn from renowned Christian scholars and ministry professionals in the Liberty University School of Divinity, such as Dr. Elmer L. Towns 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.

Our Online D.Min. in Biblical Studies Degree Information 

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Potential Career Options with a D.Min. Degree in Biblical Studies

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

Admission Requirements for Our Online D.Min. in Biblical Studies 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 two pastoral recommenders
  • Official Transcripts showing a Master of Divinity or a Master of Divinity Equivalent
  • Three 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.