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DMin Discipleship Online
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online, 8 Week Courses
Transfer Credits
Up to 6 credit hours of the Degree Total can be Transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
October 22, 2018
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Complete the Doctor of Ministry (D.Min) in Discipleship to Help You Fulfill the Great Commission

A Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degree is the highest and most prestigious ministry-based degree that a student can earn in our School of Divinity. 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 Liberty University’s 100% online Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) – Discipleship program, you will learn how to create a strong discipleship ministry in a church or community setting. 

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

Our professors are committed to preparing you for a successful career as they teach you from a biblical worldview and provide you with a solid, biblical foundation that is necessary to serve well in a ministry-related role. 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 are fully prepared for whatever comes during your training and biblical discipleship ministry. 

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

Our online Doctor of Ministry (D. Min) 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 to effectively carry out the Great Commission. Throughout this degree program, you will engage in a variety of courses that will test your discipleship skills and knowledge so that you will be ready for the ministry.

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Degree Info
Potential Careers
Admission Requirements

D.Min. Degree Information and Requirements

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Potential Career Options with a Doctoral Degree in Discipleship

  • Senior Church Administrator
  • Senior Pastor
  • Small Group Pastor
  • Lead/Associate pastor

Admission Requirements for the Online D.Min.

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
  • Two Pastoral Recommendation
  • Official Transcripts showing a Master of Divinity or a Master of Divinity Equivalent
  • Three years of pastoral experience
  • Ecclesiastical Endorsement
  • School of Divinity Questionnaire
  • 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.

Program Highlights

  • By earning your online Doctor of Ministry – Discipleship degree 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.

  • You can complete this Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) – Discipleship in as little as two years.

Similar Online Degree Programs

Liberty has similar Doctor of Ministry degree programs that specialize in the areas of Pastoral Counseling, Expository Preaching, and Worship, and Ministry Leadership. These degree programs offer a wide variety of career paths within the ministry that you might be interested in pursuing.