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DMin Ministry Leadership online Degree Program
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
May 13, 2019
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Further the Kingdom of God with Our Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) – Ministry Leadership Degree 

At Liberty University, our 100% online Doctor of Ministry in Ministry Leadership degree program is designed to equip you with the gospel-centered, accessible, and practical ministry skills you need to advance your ministry. Our online D.Min. in Ministry Leadership degree will prepare you to handle the administrative conflicts and organizational challenges that sometimes arise in ministry as well as provide you with practical, field-tested administration methods. Pursuing biblical leadership training at the doctoral level will provide you with a terminal degree that shows you are ready to handle any Christian ministry challenge.

Why Choose Liberty’s Online D.Min. in Ministry Leadership Degree?

Liberty University’s online Doctor of Ministry degree programs are focused on practical ministry principles, so you can gain the skills and knowledge you need to better serve in your specific ministry context. Our online D.Min. degree uniquely combines three distinct components crucial for the engaged Christian leader: our program is gospel-centered, accessible, and practical. During your online doctorate in Ministry Leadership program,  you will focus on practical solutions rather than theoretical research, ensuring that you can use the skills and knowledge you gain from your degree to solve real-world problems.

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What Will You Learn in Our Doctor of Ministry in Ministry Leadership Degree Program?

Our online DMin degree in Ministry Leadership builds on your previous experiences to help you develop effective strategic leadership skills. Our doctoral degree in Ministry Leadership will help you develop better conflict resolution, management, decision-making, and long-term planning skills you can use to guide your ministry to success. Through our DMin in Ministry Leadership, you will learn important principles and methods that will help you disciple others to think strategically and become leaders in their own right.

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Admission Requirements

Our Online DMin in Ministry Leadership Degree Information 

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Potential Career Options with a DMin Degree in Ministry Leadership 

  • Senior Church Administrator
  • Senior Pastor
  • Lead/Associate Pastor
  • Discipleship Pastor
  • Youth Pastor
  • Seminary Professor

Graduates of our online Doctor of Ministry degree program will have a terminal doctorate credential that may provide opportunities to publish academic research and pursue college-level teaching, as well as serve in a senior ministry leadership role. Students who complete the Ministry Leadership area of study for the online DMin degree will be especially effective in leadership and administration roles in Christian ministries and churches, as well as ministry trainers and teachers. These skills may also make students eligible for university-level and seminary teaching.

Our Online D.Min. in Ministry Leadership Program Highlights

  • By earning your online DMin 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 DMin programs.

  • You can complete our online DMin degree in as little as two years.
  • Our online seminary, the Rawlings School of Divinity, has experienced Christian counselors and ministry professionals who teach practical ministry skills while imparting deep theological teaching.
  • Learn from renowned Christian scholars and ministry professionals such as Dr. Elmer L. Towns, Dr. Harold Willmington, and Dr. Gary R. Habermas.

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Admission Requirements for Our Online D.Min. in Ministry Leadership 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
  • 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.