Master Of Divinity MDiv Discipleship Ministry
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
Aug 24, 2020
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Take Your Ministry to the Next Level with Our Online Master of Divinity in Discipleship Ministries

Do you feel that God has called you to lead and disciple others? Liberty University’s Master of Divinity online with a specialization in discipleship ministries can grow your leadership and discipleship skills so you can better minister to others. With our 75-hour, 100% online program format, you will receive the flexibility you need to continue your ministerial efforts while pursuing your degree.

Our degree program gives you the opportunity to dive into coursework on apologetics, evangelism, expository teaching and preaching, leadership, the Greek and Hebrew languages, and theology. Additionally, through our discipleship ministries degree, you can learn how to best create and manage discipleship ministries within your church and community.


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 – Discipleship Ministries Degree?

Liberty University’s core mission is Training Champions for Christ. Developing disciples is essential to living out that mission. By pursuing our Master of Divinity online with a specialization in discipleship ministries you can graduate confidently from one of the nation’s largest Christian universities. As a Master of Divinity online student, you will not have to sacrifice quality for flexibility, as our Master of Divinity programs are available 100% online with convenient 8-week course formats.

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What Will You Learn in Our Master of Divinity in Discipleship 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 the study of the Old and New Testaments. 

Your online discipleship ministries coursework features specialized content to teach you about family discipleship, small group ministry, and ministry growth. If you are called to pastoring a church, discipleship, or church planting, our Master of Divinity online with a specialization in discipleship ministries will provide you with the necessary skill set to grow a fruitful ministry and fulfill the Great Commission.

We encourage you to review our featured courses below to learn more about what you will study in this program.

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Military Benefits for Liberty’s Online Master of Divinity Program

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across 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 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

*Credits taken below 9 and 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
  • Director of discipleship/small group ministries
  • 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

*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 Liberty’s Online M.Div. Program

  • Liberty is ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility by — and ranked as the #2 online school in America by 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 online M.Div. 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.
  • Liberty’s online ministry master’s degrees have received’s “Best Online Master’s in Ministry” award for 2019.