Doctor of Ministry (DMin) in Discipleship Mentor the Next Generation


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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

A Doctor of Ministry (DMin) degree is the highest and most prestigious ministry-based degree that a student can earn in our School of Divinity. Our DMin degree is often pursued by those in church leadership or full-time ministry, as well as those looking to teach at the college level. Through Liberty University’s 100% online Doctor of Ministry in Discipleship program, you can learn how to create an effective discipleship ministry in a church or community setting.

With highly trained professors who have years of training and knowledge in ministry, you will receive insight into their experiences and recommendations for furthering the Great Commission. You can strengthen your spiritual foundation, become more effective in your discipleship ministries, and meet others with similar passions when enrolled in our doctoral discipleship program.


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 Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

Our professors are committed to preparing you for a successful career as they provide you with a solid, biblical foundational training that is necessary to serve well in any ministry-related role. With a calling to share the truth of scripture and make disciples who are growing in their knowledge of Jesus, our online ministry degree will ensure that you are fully prepared for whatever comes during your training and biblical discipleship ministry.

Our online Doctor of Ministry degree program will not only give you opportunities to assist in the biblical discipleship of others but also further strengthen your theological and biblical foundation. Throughout this degree, you will engage in a variety of courses that will test your discipleship skills and knowledge so that you will be ready for effective ministry.

Through your online courses, our faculty of experienced ministry professionals will teach you how to create a robust discipleship ministry within your local church and community. You will gain further understanding of the early church and how discipleship principles and ministries were created. While you will have structured courses with training in specific topics, our professors are also able to provide insight through their experience in the spiritual formation of others. After taking inspiring classes and learning from some of the best in the field, you will be equipped to take on discipleship roles with confidence.

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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).

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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.