Online Doctor of Ministry in Leadership Lead Change and Inspire Faith


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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Liberty’s online Doctor of Ministry (DMin) in Ministry Leadership will help you develop core leadership skills that can be applied to many different ministry settings. No matter what kind of ministry you are called to, our ministry leadership DMin can equip you to more effectively serve both believers and non-believers.

Strong Christian leaders are vital in every type of ministry, from teaching and hospitality to music and outreach. Maybe you want to serve directly in a local church, or perhaps you’d like to branch out and work for a Christian organization. Either way, Liberty’s doctorate in ministry leadership can prepare you to share the Gospel, minister to others’ spiritual needs, and train up leaders in the church.

Partner with us and prepare to address the administrative and organizational challenges that arise in Christian ministry settings.


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

Flexibility | Are you worried that school will get in the way of your other commitments and priorities? If so, we have just what you need! Our Doctor of Ministry program is offered 100% online, and the courses have no set login times. You can earn your degree from the comfort of your home, without needing to relocate or take time off from work.

Respected Credentials | Unlike many online Bible colleges and seminaries, Liberty is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Additionally, our ministry leadership degree is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).

Practical Training | This is a professional doctorate designed to offer hands-on training in ministry, discipleship, and leadership. You’ll learn how to develop practical solutions to real-world ministry challenges. That way, you can stand out as a leader of excellence and integrity — and equip others to do the same.

Liberty’s Doctor of Ministry degree in leadership will help hone your skills in conflict resolution, management, strategic leadership, decision-making, and long-term planning. You will explore valuable methods for meeting the spiritual needs of those around you and helping your ministry thrive.

Learn how to conduct doctoral research and promote spiritual formation. Within the ministry leadership concentration, you’ll learn how to train up church leaders who are firmly rooted in the Christian faith and skilled at overseeing ministry programs and projects. You’ll also explore how to manage the daily operations of Christian organizations, allowing you to boost your own effectiveness as a ministry leader.

Toward the end of this program, you will either compile a portfolio or complete an extensive thesis project. That way, you can demonstrate your expertise and apply advanced theological concepts to practical ministry problems.

Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to train and lead staff teams within your church or organization. Additionally, you’ll know how to mentor and develop other ministry leaders. With this knowledge, you can make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you and help lead others toward Christ.

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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.