M.Div. – Family and Youth Ministry Degree Online Understanding Unique Challenges for New Generations


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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Liberty University’s Master of Divinity – Youth and Family Ministries degree online can help equip you with the credentials and training you need to work in the field of youth and family ministry. You will be exposed to a wide variety of topics and curriculum, including leadership, Christian theology and history, apologetics, and evangelism.

Additionally, this M.Div. degree program will focus on the foundations of youth and family ministry and allow you to understand the needs of young people. If you are a ministry professional with a desire to fulfill God’s calling on your life, our M.Div. in Youth and Family Ministries can help give you the tools you need to lead the next generation of pastors, youth leaders, teachers, businessmen and women, and more.

Today’s youth are in need of supportive, godly mentors who are capable of guiding young people through the trials they face on a daily basis. Many parents, who are often young people themselves, are also in need of mentorship.

At Liberty, we believe that solutions to historical and contemporary issues alike are found in God’s Word. Our Master of Divinity (M.Div.) in Youth and Family Ministries isn’t just made to help you navigate the Bible — it is designed to Train Champions for Christ who are capable of providing life-changing guidance to the parents and children who need the most support. Minister to parents and become a leader in youth ministry. Apply today!


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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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 core mission is to Train Champions for Christ, and the discipleship of youth and families is pivotal to our mission. By pursuing our 100% online 75-credit-hour program, you will have the freedom and flexibility to complete the degree at your own pace. Additionally, you can be confident in pursuing this degree at Liberty University — one of the world’s largest Christian universities.

In this degree program, you can learn how to make spiritual formation attractive and translatable to youth culture. Further, this family and youth ministry online degree can teach you to equip parents with the knowledge and skills needed to raise their children. If you’re looking for a graduate-level online youth ministry degree that offers an in-depth study of the Christian faith, this degree may be for you.

Through our Master of Divinity program, you will pursue advanced studies of biblical concepts, such as discipleship, intercultural engagement, homiletics, the Old and New Testament, hermeneutics, and church history. The professors in our online seminary school, the John W. Rawlings School of Divinity, can help you understand biblical theology.

Our professors also offer guidance and mentorship that can help you succeed in your ministry career. Our Master of Divinity in Youth and Family Ministries includes training that is vital for future ministry leaders to effectively reach teenagers, families, and the church at large.

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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.