Doctor of Ministry (DMin) – Urban Ministry Serve the Inner-City Communities


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Are you passionate about meeting the needs of people in urban or inner-city settings? Liberty University has created a unique degree program for ministry professionals like you to help you thrive as you pursue a career serving these populations. Our Doctor of Ministry (DMin) in Urban Ministry will give you knowledge and insight into working with urban populations as well as opportunities to conduct extensive research and develop your own insights into this type of ministry.

Your heart for reaching diverse groups in dense populations does not go unrecognized. Growing numbers within cities both nationally and globally mean people like you – with the right training, skills, expertise, and passion – are critical to reaching these populations with the Gospel. Partner with us to gain advanced knowledge in understanding the unique demands of urban ministry so you can meet the needs of people living within major cities.


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?

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  • 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

At Liberty University, our mission is Training Champions for Christ. In keeping with that mission, we strive to provide ministry professionals like yourself with an excellent and Christ-centered education. Here, you’ll receive the resources you need to become well-equipped in developing culturally relevant ministries for urban populations.

Throughout your DMin in Urban Ministry, you’ll study under professors who have years of ministerial experience and are experts in their disciplines. They hold doctorates in ministry-related fields and are committed to mentoring you throughout your program. You’ll be encouraged throughout your interactions with them in your virtual classroom.

In addition to learning from professionals in evangelism, theology, and ministry, you’ll have the opportunity to develop your own professionalism in the field. This degree includes courses in research and thesis development which can prepare you to write your thesis or complete your portfolio project. You will have regular feedback and support from faculty and staff as you consider innovative ideas and ways to influence others with the Gospel in urban settings.

A doctoral degree in ministry can prepare you to lead and influence others in a variety of ministerial settings. Through it, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills to initiate new work, continue a thriving ministry, or simply excel in your outreach through church, parachurch, or nonprofit organizations. With a specialization in urban ministry, you’ll receive specific preparation for working with dynamic and diverse populations.

Additionally, you will write a thesis or complete a portfolio as a part of your program. Through this requirement, you’ll complete extensive research and develop new insight into the topic of urban ministry. This will give you a deeper understanding of relevant issues in urban society and the additional skills you need to excel in this field. You’ll be able to analyze and address the complex needs of communities and integrate Gospel-related solutions to your work in cities with diverse populations.

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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.

To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for many divinity courses* all for one convenient fee.

*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.