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100% online, 8-week courses
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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
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Jun 28, 2021
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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 will enrich your ministry by providing the knowledge and skills you need to fulfill the Great Commission. Our global studies degree will provide you with foundational knowledge in global ministries through courses in apologetics, discipleship, leadership, Old and New Testament studies, hermeneutics, evangelism, and pastoral counseling.

Additionally, you will be provided an advanced study of world religions and how to reach different people groups with the gospel. As someone with a passion for reaching people with God’s Word, our Master of Divinity in Global Studies online degree will 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?

Liberty University’s mission is Training Champions for Christ, so you can rest assured that you will receive the support and training you need to be successful in your career at one of the world’s largest Christian universities. We are passionate about teaching students how to fulfill the Great Commission — by earning a master’s degree that will provide the credentials they need to serve locally and abroad. 

Our online seminary school — the John W. Rawlings School of Divinity — is made up of dedicated professors with doctorates and years of experience in the global ministry field. With our flexible 100% online format, you can pursue your master’s 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 online program has numerous specializations and features a wide variety of in-depth coursework ranging from the study of apologetics, church ministry, evangelism, and homiletics, to Old and New Testament study and theology.  The John W. Rawlings School of Divinity, our online seminary school, focuses on theoretical and practical core knowledge to provide a balanced and fruitful learning experience. You will be taught by professors who have both education and years of experience in ministry which will translate into the virtual classroom.

As someone who desires to pursue ministry full time, Liberty University understands that you want to fulfill God’s calling for the Great Commission. Global studies and world missions are critical to fulfilling Christ’s command to reach the ends of the earth with the gospel. Our Master of Divinity in Global Studies degree will provide you with the insight and passion for serving the worldwide church by teaching you the foundations of cultural studies, ministry and worship techniques, and an intensive study of Scripture.   

Featured Courses

  • GLST 500 – Global Studies Survey
  • GLST 525 – Introductions to Islam
  • GLST 600 – Cultural Anthropology
  • GLST 681 – World Religions Survey
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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 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 log-in times

*Credits taken 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

  • Global worker
  • Pastor
  • Instructional supervisor

Admission Requirements Master of Divinity Online Programs

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 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 among’s top 10 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 6 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.