Admission Graduate Divinity Certificate
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type 100% online, 8-week courses
Next Start Date Jan 15, 2024
Transfer Credits Transfer in up to 50% of the certificate total
Accreditation Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC
military benefits
Admission requirements

Partner with Liberty University for Your Online Graduate Divinity Certificate

If you’re interested in pursuing graduate- or doctoral-level studies without committing to a full degree, Liberty University’s 100% online graduate divinity certificates may be for you. At Liberty, we offer 9 divinity certificates — most of which can be completed in just 1 semester. Training Champions for Christ is at the heart of each of our certificate programs, and by choosing Liberty, you are choosing an accredited university with a vested interest in your academic, personal, and professional success. 

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Why Choose Liberty University’s John W. Rawlings School of Divinity to Pursue an Online Graduate Certificate?

A graduate certificate is a great option if you want to pursue a career change, work towards a promotion, or simply increase your expertise and training in a certain area. Many of our graduate certificates take 1-2 semesters to complete, and with our 100% online format, you can study from the comfort of your home. Plus, you can remain active in your family, work, and community responsibilities.

What Are the Benefits of Earning an Online Graduate Certificate from Liberty?

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank in the top 10% of’s best online schools in America. Earning your online divinity certificate from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 9 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 
  • To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are included for all divinity courses* at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!
  • Unlike many Bible colleges or seminaries, Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

*Electronic textbooks are not provided for courses that fall under departments outside the School of Divinity.

Providing World-Class Education to Military Students Across the Globe

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for part-time graduate courses
  • We offer a discounted divinity tuition rate of $2,750 per semester for full-time enrollment (9-15 credit hours), which can be used toward each of our certificate programs.*
  • 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 9 or above 15 credit hours are charged at the part-time rate

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Certificates with 9 Credit Hours

Christian Leadership

Prepares you for leadership positions in the corporate world while focusing on the ethical and moral integration of the Christian worldview

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Global Studies

Prepares you for cross-cultural experiences and the differences in culture and worldviews found in other religions

Grad Certificate In Global Studies

Provides you with a comprehensive understanding of biblical Hebrew by teaching syntax and exegetical techniques

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Certificates with 12 Credit Hours

Biblical Studies

Perfect for anyone who wants to go even deeper in their study of the Bible, doctrine, evangelism, and discipleship

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Christian Ministry

Provides an understanding of biblical leadership principles in small group settings and is developed to meet the growing need for specialized training in Christian discipleship

Christian Ministry

Provides an understanding of biblical leadership principles in small group settings and is developed to meet the growing need for specialized training in Christian discipleship

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Church Ministry in the Digital Age

Designed to help equip you with digital ministry skills that can be used to share the Gospel with online audiences 


Provides you with a comprehensive understanding of biblical Greek by teaching syntax and exegetical techniques

Online Biblical Greek Certificate
Theological Studies

Prepares you for Christian ministry in the church or parachurch organizations with an in-depth study of Scripture, the character and nature of God, the basic doctrines of Christianity, and how these issues impact the contemporary church

Theology Certificate Online

Certificate with 15 Credit Hours

Bible Exposition

Provides you with the tools needed to more fully understand the Bible’s purpose and meaning through an in-depth study of how to interpret biblical texts, analyze alternative interpretations of various passages, and evaluate major hermeneutical problems related to the study of Scripture

Graduate Certificate In Bible Exposition Program

Admission Requirements for Our Graduate Online Divinity Certificates

A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with a 2.0 or above cumulative GPA is required 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*
  • Official college transcripts**
  • Pastoral recommender contact information
  • School of Divinity Questionnaire
  • Proof of English proficiency (for applicants whose native language is other than English)

*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.

**Please note: You cannot be accepted into this program until Liberty has your official transcripts.