Master of Divinity Online – Christian Ministries Degree Empower Your Ministry


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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

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 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

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.

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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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.