Master of Arts in Christian Ministry Ministry in Action with a Heart of Service


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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

If you are passionate about using your leadership skills to advance God’s kingdom, Liberty University’s online Master of Arts in Christian Ministry degree may be right for you. This program is designed to meet the growing need for ministry leaders in churches across the globe.

Through our online ministry courses, you can learn the principles of biblical leadership, as well as strategies for training up disciples in the church and leading evangelism efforts in local communities. By pursuing our Christian ministry degree, you can gain the knowledge, skills, and values you’ll need to serve as a leader in global and local churches alike.

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  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

If you are seeking an advanced degree that equips you to serve in church leadership, Liberty’s M.A. in Christian Ministry is a great next step to take in your academic and professional journey. This is a focused program that lets you learn biblical principles and on-the-job skills – both of which are vital to a career in ministry. Partner with us and pursue a faith-based education that combines academic study with real-world application.

Liberty’s Christian ministry courses are taught by experienced professors who have years of real-world experience in the realm of church ministry and leadership. With their guidance, you can gain skills and knowledge that can help strengthen your Christian worldview and prepare you for a career in a church, religious organization, social service agency, or school. Your passion for the Gospel can be channeled into a leadership role that touches the lives of many people.

Our goal is to help you pursue your master’s degree in a way that fits your lifestyle, which is why our M.A. in Christian Ministry is designed to maximize flexibility, affordability, and accessibility. This graduate program is offered entirely online, allowing you to complete your courses from the comfort of your own home. You can focus on what really matters – like your family, job, and community – while earning a degree that can take your career to the next level.


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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Being well-versed in the areas of evangelism and discipleship is essential for an effective career in Christian ministry. Our online ministry degree can enrich your understanding of biblical principles and give you an opportunity to dive into practical methods for leading within the church.

With Liberty’s online ministry degree, you can pursue a rewarding career that utilizes your passion for leadership and the Gospel. We are excited to partner with you as you become a Champion for Christ and use your calling to further God’s kingdom.

In our Christian ministry courses, you can develop a firm foundation in Scripture by exploring the themes, background, content, and hermeneutics of the Old and New Testaments. You can also analyze the example of Christ’s leadership and study biblical principles concerning the nature and purpose of leadership. Understanding the biblical and theological underpinnings of ministry can help prepare you to lead in the church with integrity, knowledge, and humility.

This master’s degree covers practical, hands-on techniques for leading in Christian ministry. You can learn how to carry out discipleship and evangelism in modern times as well as how to spread the Gospel in a culturally diverse world. You can also gain experience in researching and writing sermons, conducting pastoral counseling, and teaching Scripture – both from the pulpit and in small-group settings.

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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.

Grad & Postgrad Divinity Block Rate (9-15 credit hours) $2,750
Grad & Postgrad Divinity Part Time (0-8.99 or over 15 credit hours) $395/Credit
Military Grad & Postgrad Divinity Block Rate (9-15 credit hours) $2,475
Military Grad & Postgrad Divinity Part Time (0-8.99 or over 15 credit hours) $275/Credit

These rates also apply to the MA in Pastoral Counseling, which falls under the School of Behavioral Sciences.

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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:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for part-time graduate and postgraduate divinity courses
  • Discounted divinity block rate – $2,475 per semester*
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)**
  • 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)

These benefits also apply to the MA in Pastoral Counseling, which falls under the School of Behavioral Sciences.

*Credits taken below 9 and above 15 credit hours per semester are charged at the part-time rate.

**Not applicable to certificates.