Master of Divinity in Leadership Transform Ministry Leadership


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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

As the largest religion in the world, Christianity influences lives every day. Christian ministries need godly leaders, pastors, and laypeople to serve the growing needs of the Church. Do you believe this is your calling? If so, Liberty University’s Master of Divinity (MDiv) in Leadership can provide you with the knowledge and training you need to be an effective leader in ministry.

You will be provided with foundational concepts in subjects like Old and New Testament studies, hermeneutics, discipleship, and the Greek and Hebrew languages. You will also take courses that focus on leadership development, conflict resolution, and church planting. As a leader in ministry, Liberty University’s MDiv in Leadership will allow you to broaden your scope of scriptural knowledge and the roles of a leader while allowing you to continue serving in ministry.

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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 University’s mission is Training Champions for Christ. Developing leaders, especially in ministry positions, is a key component of that mission. As someone who is interested in leadership within ministry roles, we understand you have professional, community, family, and ministry obligations to maintain.

Our Master of Divinity – Leadership degree is offered 100% online, so you can complete your coursework from the comfort of home. You will also benefit from some of the lowest tuition rates in the nation as well as block rates for full-time studies.


Liberty Theological Seminary, as part of Liberty University’s John W. Rawlings School of Divinity, is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). Your seminary 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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As a Master of Divinity online student, you will experience a wide range of in-depth coursework in apologetics, church ministry, evangelism, homiletics, Old and New Testament, and theology. Our John W. Rawlings School of Divinity will provide you with a balanced and fruitful learning experience. You can learn theoretical and practical core knowledge that is vital for ministry leaders.

Our Master of Divinity online with a specialization in leadership features dynamic courses to prepare you for executive responsibilities in church or parachurch organization. Through this program you can learn how to think like a visionary in your pursuit of fulfilling the Great Commission. We invite you to take a look at some of our featured courses below.

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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.

To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for many divinity courses* all for one convenient fee.

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

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.