Master Of DIvinity Online Seminary School
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Aug 23, 2021
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Prepare for Full-time Ministry with a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) 

Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Divinity (M.Div.) helps men and women prepare for professional Christian ministry. Our M.Div. degree online provides an in-depth and well-rounded study in classical disciplines like Church history, biblical studies, and theology. 

Furthermore, you will be gaining practical ministry skills. No matter what your intended field, the online master’s in divinity will prepare you in all aspects of ministry.

Through our M.Div. online program, you can choose an area of study that matches your passion so that you can meet your personal, professional, and spiritual goals. Our Master of Divinity online ensures that you have the essential values, knowledge, and skills needed to serve Christ and further His kingdom. 


Liberty University’s John W. Rawlings School of Divinity is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). Your divinity 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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Why Choose Liberty’s Master of Divinity Online Program?

Liberty University’s M.Div. online programs provide a flexible way to gain the knowledge and skills you need to meet your current ministry challenges. This degree is great for those looking to pursue a full-time role in ministry leadership as well. 

Your online M.Div. is backed by a university setting that is much more than a Bible college. Our annual ministry fair has over 70 organizations that visit each year. These organizations include some of the largest Christian ministries in the world. 

Transferring to or already in ministry?

If you are currently thinking of transitioning to ministry then this degree offers all the coursework you need. Even if you have a non-ministry-related bachelor’s degree, you will find all the fundamental knowledge needed for successful ministry. 

You may be able to receive course credit if you have:

  • Previous ministry experience
  • Extensive personal study
  • Pursued an unaccredited seminary degree

You can gain your M.Div. degree course credit through transfer evaluation and Institutional Challenge Exams


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What Are the Benefits of Our Master of Divinity Online?

  • Our Master of Divinity is the most comprehensive graduate-level seminary program available to ministers, missionaries, and ministry professionals.
  • It is possible to transfer most or all your previous coursework to the M.Div. online program from shorter graduate-level seminary degrees.

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What Can a Master of Divinity Do for You?

Follow your calling to the career that allows you to use the gifts God has granted you. With so many specializations to choose from, you can serve anywhere from a church to a classroom.

Below are just a few of the positions that might be available to you once you earn your Master of Divinity:

  • Pastor
  • Christian educator
  • Christian school administrator
  • Sunday school administrator
  • Corporate chaplain
  • Hospital/Fire/Police chaplaincy
  • Military chaplain
  • Curriculum director
  • Instructional supervisor

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Master of Divinity Degree Information

  • 75, 90, or 93 total hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred to Liberty if approved. 
  • This program falls under the John W. Rawlings School of Divinity
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Liberty University’s online M.Div has many specialized areas of study. Each specialization is 75 credit hours unless otherwise listed. Explore information about each specialization below.


Biblical Studies

Biblical Languages (75 hours)

Biblical Languages (90 hours)

Christian Apologetics

Christian Leadership and Church Ministries

Christian Ministries

Church History

Church Ministry in the Digital Age

Discipleship Ministries

Global Studies



Pastoral Counseling

Professional Chaplaincy


Youth and Family Ministries

Online Master of Divinity Program Military Benefits

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:

  • The discounted tuition rate of $275 per credit hour for graduate courses for part-time enrollment
  • Discounted divinity block rate: $2,475 (per semester – only $165/credit from 9 to 15 credit hours!*)
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)

*Credits taken above 15 credit hours for the Master of Divinity online are charged at the part-time rate.

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Admission Requirements 

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*
  • School of Divinity Questionnaire
  • Pastoral Recommendation Contact Info
  • Official college transcripts
  • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
  • 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.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first. 

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What Will You Learn in the Master of Divinity Online Degree Program?

Complete our Master of Divinity 100% online with optional on-campus intensives. Our M.Div. degree has many specialized areas of study to meet your field-specific needs:

  • The core of our M.Div. online will cover foundational knowledge in ministry writing and research. You will also study the Old and New Testament, apologetics, evangelism, and discipleship ministries. 
  • Train in the use of common language tools for in-depth research to enhance your biblical understanding.
  • You can also dive into the original Greek and Hebrew texts through language-specific courses. 
  • The M.Div. online degree lets you choose the areas of study that reflect your specific ministry needs. This can give you the flexibility in your degree plan to ensure your education is well-rounded and Christ-centered.

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