Become an Expert in God’s Word with Our Master of Divinity Online – Biblical Studies Degree
Do you have a passion for ministry and the church? Our online Master of Divinity (M.Div.) – Biblical Studies degree will provide the credentials you need to pursue a professional life as a pastor, educator, or ministry leader. Throughout our Master of Divinity online program, you will have the opportunity to gain insights and training in apologetics, discipleship, evangelism, theology, and pastoral counseling, giving you the foundational concepts necessary to succeed in ministry.
You will also learn from seasoned professors and theologians in our online seminary programs through the John W. Rawlings School of Divinity. Our professors have real-world ministry experience and are prepared to guide you on your journey to fulfill God’s calling for your life.
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.
Why Choose Liberty University’s Master of Divinity Online – Biblical Studies Degree?
Liberty University’s M.Div. online program in biblical studies is a flexible degree to help you gain the knowledge you need to excel in the field of ministry, whether or not you have ministry experience. Our 75-hour program will provide you with a unique understanding of the foundations of biblical study, including discipleship, evangelism, sermon preparation, and a thorough review of the Old and New Testaments. Our course in hermeneutics provides an advanced understanding of interpreting the Word of God and how to effectively share it with others.
By pursuing our 100% online program, you will have the freedom and flexibility to complete the degree at your own pace and in as few as 6 semesters. Additionally, you can be confident in pursuing this degree at Liberty University — one of the world’s largest Christian universities.
What are the Benefits of an M.Div. Online?
- The Master of Divinity is one of the most comprehensive graduate-level seminary programs available to ministers, missionaries, and ministry professionals.
- Liberty University is accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and has been awarded for our affordability and academic quality.
- Those with shorter graduate-level seminary degrees may find that most or all of their previous coursework can be transferred to the M.Div. online program.
- Institutional Challenge Exams (ICE) are available to test out of foundational biblical and theological studies content for the online M.Div. program.
- Liberty’s online ministry master’s degrees have received BestColleges.com’s “Best Online Master’s in Ministry” award for 2019.
What Will You Learn in Our Master of Divinity Online – Biblical Studies Degree?
Liberty University’s Master of Divinity online program features a wide variety of in-depth curriculum ranging from apologetics, church ministry, evangelism, and homiletics, to the study of the Old and New Testaments and theology. Offered as an online seminary program through our John W. Rawlings School of Divinity, our Master of Divinity – Biblical Studies degree provides the opportunity to select 12 credit hours of courses that most interest you to tailor your degree to your needs. Your options include a variety of select New Testament, Old Testament, and Greek and Hebrew language courses.
Throughout our biblical studies specialization, you will study the history of the Christian faith, the importance of discipleship ministries, and intercultural communications, to name a few areas. Additionally, you will be provided with training in pastoral, premarital, and marital counseling, so you are equipped to engage with congregates, community members, and others when they seek biblical counsel.
Our new enrollment specialists are happy to recommend the best classes to get started on your degree, and our academic advisors will be able to assist you with enrollment and support throughout your time as a student. We invite you to take a look at our featured courses for a preview of the exciting coursework to come as you dive into our dynamic biblical studies online courses.
- NBST 610 – Hermeneutics
- NBST 515 – New Testament Orientation
- OBST 515 – Old Testament Orientation
- THEO 650 – Ethics and Christian Ministry
Master of Divinity Degree Information
- This program falls under the John W. Rawlings School of Divinity
- View the Degree Completion Plan
- View our Graduate Divinity Course Guides (login required)
Online Master of Divinity Program Military Benefits
Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over 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 part-time enrollment)
- Discounted Divinity Block Rate: $2,475 (per semester – only $165/credit at 15 credit hours!*)
- 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times.
*Credits taken above 15 credit hours for the Master of Divinity online are charged at the part-time rate.
Potential Career Options for Graduates of the M.Div. Online Degree
- Christian Educator
- Christian School Administrator
- Sunday School Administrator
A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with at least a 2.0 GPA or above 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
- Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
- School of Divinity Questionnaire
- Pastoral Recommendation Contact Information
- 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.
Highlights of Our M.Div. Online Program
Liberty is ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility by BestColleges.com — and ranked as the #2 online school in America by Niche.com. Earning your online Master of Divinity degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition will set you apart from others in your field.
- Tuition for our M.Div. online programs has not increased in 5 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university.
- Study under theologians and missionaries with real-world experience in our online M.Div.’s web-based content developed by Liberty University’s John W. Rawlings School of Divinity.