Take Your Ministry to the Next Level with Our Online Master of Divinity in Discipleship Ministries Degree
Do you feel God’s calling on your life to lead and disciple others? Liberty University’s Master of Divinity online, with a specialization in discipleship ministries, will 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.
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 an essential priority of 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 8-week course formats.
What Will You Learn in Our Master of Divinity Online- 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 Old and New Testament study.
Our online Master of Divinity in Discipleship Ministries features specialized courses to teach you skills in family discipleship, small groups, and insight on growing your ministry. 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 skills to grow a fruitful ministry and fulfill the Great Commission.
We encourage you to review our featured courses section and explore what you could be learning as early as our next start date!
- DSMN 610 – Family Discipleship
- DSMN 630 – Small Group Ministries
- DSMN 660 – Leading the Healthy, Growing, Multiplying Church
- LEAD 505 – Church Administration
Master of Divinity Degree Information
- 100% Online
- A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred to Liberty if approved
- This program falls under the 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, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.
*Credits taken above 15 credit hours for the Masters of Divinity online are charged at the part-time rate.
Potential Career Options for Graduates of the M.Div. Online Degree
- Director of Discipleship/Small Group Ministries
- Church Education 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, if available; otherwise, unofficial college transcripts can 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
- By earning your Master of Divinity online from a nonprofit university whose online programs are ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in the field.
- Tuition for our M.Div. online programs has not increased in four straight 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 Rawlings School of Divinity.
- Liberty’s online ministry master’s degrees have received BestColleges.com’s “Best Online Master’s in Ministry” award for 2018.