MDiv in Biblical Studies Shape the Future Church


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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Do you have a passion for ministry and the church? Our online Master of Divinity (MDiv) – Biblical Studies can help turn this passion into a career. This degree will provide the credentials you need to pursue a professional life as a pastor, educator, or ministry leader.

Throughout this online divinity degree, you gain the foundational concepts necessary to succeed in ministry. You will study apologetics, discipleship, evangelism, theology, and pastoral counseling.

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 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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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

Our biblical and divinity studies master’s degree is a flexible program. This degree can help you gain the knowledge you need to excel in the field of ministry. You do not need prior ministry experience to pursue Liberty University’s MDiv.

Our 75-hour program will provide you with a unique understanding of the foundations of biblical study, including discipleship, evangelism, and sermon preparation. You will also conduct 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 freedom and flexibility. You can complete this degree at your own pace and in just 6 semesters. Additionally, you can be confident in pursuing this degree at Liberty University, one of the world’s largest Christian universities.

Liberty’s Master of Divinity in Biblical Studies online program features a wide variety of in-depth curriculum. You’ll study apologetics, church ministry, evangelism, homiletics, the Old and New Testaments, and theology. With our MDiv, you can 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 many subjects related to ministry. This program covers the history of the Christian faith, the importance of discipleship ministries, intercultural communications, and more. Additionally, you will be provided with training in pastoral, premarital, and marital counseling. Studying counseling techniques can help you engage with congregates, community members, and others when they seek biblical counsel.

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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.

To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for many divinity courses* all for one convenient fee.

*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.