MDiv Church Ministries online degree program
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
Jan 15, 2024
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Learn to be an Effective Church Leader with Our Online Master of Divinity – Christian Ministries Degree

Do you feel called to a position of leadership or administration in a church or ministry setting? Liberty University’s online Master of Divinity in Christian Ministries degree can prepare you to serve as a leader in local church ministries, mission agencies, and community organizations throughout the world.

Our 75-hour degree program is offered 100% online, which means you can complete your college degree when convenient with your schedule. Throughout our Master of Divinity online in church ministries degree, you will study a wide variety of topics including an in-depth review of the Old and New Testaments, the Greek and Hebrew languages, expository teaching and preaching, and pastoral counseling. In addition, you will focus on small group ministries and church administration to better advance your current or future career in ministry.


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 University’s Master of Divinity Online – Christian Ministries Degree?

Liberty’s mission is to Train Champions for Christ, so you can rest assured that you will receive the support and training you need to be successful in your career at one of the world’s largest Christian universities. We are passionate about teaching students how to lead and grow their ministry, and through our online seminary programs offered through the John W. Rawlings School of Divinity, you can study leadership and church administration techniques with professors who have doctorates and years of experience in the ministry field.

You do not have to sacrifice quality for flexibility when you pursue our Christian ministries degree, as our Master of Divinity degrees can be completed 100% online. Our Master of Divinity program is among the most affordable M.Div. degree programs you will find, as we offer low tuition rates and specific block rates for those pursuing their degree full-time.

What Will You Learn in Our Master of Divinity Online – Christian Ministries Degree?

Our Master of Divinity online programs feature a wide variety of in-depth coursework ranging from the study of apologetics, church ministry, evangelism, and homiletics, to Old and New Testament study and theology. Our Christian ministries degree specialization provides a focused theoretical and practical training in the management and administration of faith-based organizations. Leadership, evangelism, counseling, and discipleship are also essential components of our online learning curriculum.

Upon completion of this degree, you will be prepared to pursue ministry with the necessary training and credentials you need to be successful. You will minister in diverse environments, train up disciples who can then train other disciples for Christ, and teach God’s Word with skill and passion.

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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 graduate courses 
  • 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 (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences).

*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

  • Church education administrator
  • Senior pastor
  • Sunday school administrator

Admission Requirements 

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 (for applicants whose native language is other than English)

*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

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank in the top 10% of’s best online schools in America. Earning your online Master of Divinity degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.

  • To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are included for all divinity courses* at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!

  • Tuition for our M.Div. online programs has not increased in 9 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 

  • You have the opportunity to contribute to the general knowledge of your field through a capstone seminar or turn knowledge into wisdom while working under the guidance of a mentor through an internship at your local church.
  • 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.

*Electronic textbooks are not provided for courses that fall under departments outside the School of Divinity.