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Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online, 8-Week Courses
Transfer Credits
Up to 50% of the Degree Total can be Transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
Jan 14, 2019
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Prepare for Full-time Ministry with a Master of Divinity (M.Div. Online)

Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Divinity (M.Div.) program is designed to provide you with the backbone of an excellent divinity program with the flexibility and freedom to select a large number of electives. With no specific specialization, you are able to mix and match, creating a personalized degree program that fits your passion. The online M.Div. program provides an in-depth and well-rounded study in classical disciplines such as Church History, Biblical Studies, and Theology while providing practical ministry skills. 

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Why Choose Liberty’s Master of Divinity Program Online?

Liberty University’s M.Div. online program provides a flexible way to gain the knowledge and skills you need to better meet your current ministry challenges or pursue a full-time role in ministry leadership. Students with previous ministry experience, those with an extensive personal study, or even those who have previously pursued an unaccredited seminary degree, may be able to receive course credit for the online Master of Divinity program through transfer evaluation and Institutional Challenge Exams.

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What Will You Learn in the Master of Divinity Online Degree Program?

Liberty University’s Master of Divinity program is 100% online with optional on-campus intensives and has many specialized areas of study to ensure that student’s field-specific needs are met:

  • The core of the online M.Div. program delivers foundational content studies in ministry writing and research, Old and New Testament studies, Apologetics, Evangelism, and Discipleship Ministries.
  • To enhance understanding and allow for better instruction, the Master of Divinity trains students in the use of common language tools for word studies and in-depth research.
  • Students can also dive into the original Greek and Hebrew texts with language courses.
  • Students pursuing the M.Div. online degree can choose areas of study that reflect their specific ministry needs and will have flexibility in their degree plans to ensure they have a well-rounded education.
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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 world. 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:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 for graduate (per credit hour)
  • Discounted Divinity Block Rate: $2,475 per semester – only $165/credit at 15 credit hours!*
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as an Emergency Responder (less than $625 per course).
  • 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

  • Senior Pastor

  • Military, Corporate or Hospital/Fire/Police Chaplain
  • Christian Educator
  • Christian School, Church Education or Sunday School Administrator
  • Curriculum Director

Admission Requirements 

Applicants must have a 2.0 or above cumulative combined GPA for all accredited colleges previously attended or for high school. A regionally or nationally accredited Bachelor’s degree 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*
  • Unofficial college transcripts and submit a transcript request form.**
  • School of Divinity Questionnaire
  • Contact Information for one Pastoral Recommender
  • 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 five 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 have not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university. 
  • Study under theologians and missionaries with real-world experience in the online M.Div.’s web-based content developed by Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity.
  • Choose one of the Master of Divinity’s chaplaincy tracks to gain specialized chaplaincy training that will prepare you to become a Community, Healthcare, or Military Chaplain.
  • Complete content for the M.Div. program 100% online, or take advantage of optional on-campus intensives and meet your peers and professors while you gain valuable hands-on training.
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