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Bring God’s Word to the Nations by Pursuing Our Master of Divinity Online – Global Studies Degree

Do you have a passion for the mission field and reaching others with the Gospel? Liberty University’s Master of Divinity (M.Div.) in Global Studies degree can help enrich your ministry by providing the knowledge and skills you need to fulfill the Great Commission. Our global studies degree focuses on preparing you for global ministry through courses in apologetics, discipleship, leadership, Old and New Testament studies, hermeneutics, evangelism, and pastoral counseling.

Liberty’s Master of Divinity in Global Studies meets the rigor of a normal M.Div. degree, but what sets the global studies Master of Divinity apart is that it is geared toward the nations. If you’re passionate about reaching people with God’s Word, our Master of Divinity in Global Studies online degree can help equip you with the skills you need to be an ambassador for Christ around the world.


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 – Global Studies Degree?

As one of the largest Christian universities in the world, Liberty’s mission is to Train Champions for Christ. You can rest assured that you are receiving the world-class support and training imperative to success in your career. We are passionate about teaching students like you how to fulfill the Great Commission by offering an online divinity degree that can help provide the credentials you need to serve locally and abroad.

As you’re looking for an accredited Master of Divinity degree online, we know that time and money are important factors. With our Inclusive Access initiative, the majority of textbooks within the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) are offered online at no charge. In addition, when studying full time, you can complete the 100% online Master of Divinity (M.Div.) in as little as 2 years! 

The John W. Rawlings School of Divinity is more than an online seminary – with dedicated professors who have advanced degrees and years of experience in the global ministry field, you can be confident in your education. Additionally, with our flexible, 100% online format, you can pursue your divinity degree at your own pace from anywhere in the world.

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What Will You Learn in Our Master of Divinity Online – Global Studies Degree?

Our Master of Divinity degree program features a wide variety of in-depth coursework. From the study of apologetics, church ministry, evangelism, and homiletics, to Old and New Testament study and theology, you can be sure you are receiving a comprehensive education. The John W. Rawlings School of Divinity focuses on theoretical and practical core knowledge to provide a balanced and fruitful learning experience.

In this program, you will be taught elements of different world religions, cultural anthropology, and nuances of the Islamic faith so that you can be better prepared to share the Gospel with those of different faiths. The global studies specialization is designed to help you impact the world for Christ.

If you desire to pursue ministry full time, an M.Div. is the degree for you. Global studies and world missions are critical to fulfilling Christ’s command to reach the ends of the earth with the Gospel. Whether you are planting churches or seeking another avenue of Christian ministry, our Master of Divinity in Global Studies degree can help provide you with the tools you need to serve the worldwide church.

Featured Courses

  • GLST 500 – Global Studies Survey*
  • GLST 525 – Introduction to Islam*
  • GLST 600 – Cultural Anthropology*
  • RLGN 681 – World Religions Survey**

*Course Guides available upon request.

**Course Guide coming soon.


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Online Master of Divinity Program Military Benefits

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:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for part-time graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)
  • 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 (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

*Credits taken above 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

  • Director of ministry
  • Global worker
  • Instructional supervisor
  • Missionary
  • Pastor

Admission Requirements for Our Master of Divinity Online Program

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 (for applicants whose native language is other than English)

*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

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank in the top 10% of’s best online schools in America. Earning your online Master of Divinity degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.

  • Tuition for our M.Div. online programs has not increased in 9 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 
  • To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are included for all divinity courses* at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!
  • 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.

*Electronic textbooks are not provided for courses that fall under departments outside the School of Divinity.