Online Master of Divinity (MDiv) – General Equip Yourself for Ministry


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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Divinity (MDiv) – General program is designed to provide you with the backbone of an excellent divinity program as well as the freedom to customize your studies with numerous electives. With no specific specialization, you’ll be able to mix and match various courses, thus creating a personalized degree program that fits your passion. The online MDiv program provides an in-depth and well-rounded overview of classical disciplines such as church history, biblical studies, and theology while fostering practical ministry skills.

No matter what your intended field is, the online Master of Divinity can help equip you for excellence in numerous aspects of ministry, discipleship, and Christian administration. Through the general MDiv online program, you can explore your unique interests and focus your studies on the areas that you’re most passionate about. Additionally, this program can help you gain the values, knowledge, and skills needed to serve Christ and further His kingdom.

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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 has been a pioneer in distance education since 1985. A lot has changed since then, but our commitment to Training Champions for Christ has not. We’re committed to offering online divinity degrees that can help you follow God’s calling on your life. Our faculty are firmly rooted in Scripture and excited to partner with you as you take this next step in your academic journey.

Even if you don’t have a bachelor’s degree in a ministry-related field, our online MDiv program can help you gain the tools you need to serve effectively in churches, nonprofit organizations, and more. Additionally, the general MDiv degree gives you the opportunity to study a wide variety of topics and select courses that match your interests and career goals.

As part of Liberty University’s online seminary, our Master of Divinity program is offered 100% online. You can earn your degree from the comfort of your home without having to attend on-campus courses! And you can stay invested in the things that really matter — like your family, job, church, and community — while pursuing valuable credentials that can help you lead in your field with integrity.

Whether you want to increase your effectiveness in your current ministry role or transition into full-time professional ministry, Liberty’s general MDiv degree online is a great option. Partner with us and prepare to address modern ministry challenges as you impact the world for Christ.

Maybe you have a wide range of interests and want to explore as many ministry topics as possible. Or perhaps you’re not yet sure which area of ministry you’d like to specialize in. If you’re seeking a diverse skill set that can help you pursue a variety of jobs, Liberty University’s online MDiv may be for you!

In this program, you’ll have the flexibility to study a variety of subjects as well as mix and match courses so you can pursue your unique goals. In addition to completing 63 credits of core courses, you can select 4 courses from a wide range of classes in homiletics, theology, evangelism, church history, and more! Some of the topics covered in this program include:

  • Common Greek and Hebrew language tools for studying the Bible.
  • Foundational studies in ministry writing and research.
  • Old and New Testament studies, apologetics, evangelism, and discipleship ministries.

You can also complete either an internship or a capstone seminar. The internship provides an excellent opportunity for you to gain ministry experience while the capstone seminar is a great option if you already serve in ministry and want to apply what you are learning to your own ministry. Partner with us and see how far your MDiv degree can take you!

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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.

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.