Master of Divinity Online (MDiv Degree) Complete Our ATS Accredited Divinity Program

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100% 100% online,* 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total


Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Divinity (MDiv) helps men and women prepare for professional Christian ministry. Our MDiv 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 can help prepare you in all aspects of ministry.

Through our MDiv 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.

*Some exclusions apply. Please refer to our exclusions page for more information.

Accreditation

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.

ATS Accreditation

What is the difference between a Master of Divinity and a Master of Theology?


Complete our Master of Divinity 100% online. Our MDiv degree has many specialized areas of study to meet your field-specific needs:

  • The core of our MDiv 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 MDiv 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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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 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

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 our MDiv students upon completion of the degree program:

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

We offer a variety of program lengths and specializations in our Master of Divinity program.

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Not sure what to choose?

Speak to one of our admissions specialists to help you choose the program that best fits your needs.


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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Military

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.