MDiv In Global Studies
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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
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Aug 19, 2024
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Spread the Gospel Around the World With an M.Div. in Global Studies

Does the thought of bringing the Word of God to those in far-off countries excite you? Liberty University’s Master of Divinity in Global Studies can prepare you with the knowledge and skills you need to fulfill the Great Commission. You can gain foundational knowledge in global ministries through courses in apologetics, discipleship, leadership, biblical language skills, Old and New Testament studies, hermeneutics, evangelism, and pastoral counseling. 

In addition, you can take part in an in-depth study of world religions. With this training, you can learn how to reach different people groups with the Gospel. You can have the confidence and authority to bring the teachings of Jesus Christ to those in other lands, knowing you have the background and knowledge to teach God’s Word.


Your seminary degree is approved by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and has met rigorous accreditation standards. You can feel confident that your degree is both academically excellent and well-respected among churches, ministries, and nonprofit organizations.

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At Liberty, you’ll find an affordable, high-quality education that equips students like you for the real world. Our commitment to excellence helped us rank among’s Top 3 college campuses in America. Earning your degree from a nonprofit university with state-of-the-art resources like ours can help set you apart from your peers.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Master of Divinity – Global Studies Degree?

Liberty University’s mission to Train Champions for Christ is a driving force behind our degree programs, which instills the Christian values and ethics that allow students to rise to leadership roles in ministry. Our Master of Divinity in Global Studies will prepare you to take on these same leadership roles as you deliver God’s Word either locally or globally.

Our experienced professors see it as their duty to prepare you for success in the ministry. In addition to the classroom experience, there is a chance to get practical wisdom gained from an internship. Our Master of Divinity can equip you with a wide variety of skills of use not only in missions abroad but also in education and local ministries.

If you have prior ministry experience or if you previously pursued an accredited seminary degree, you might be able to receive course credit through our transfer evaluation and Institutional Challenge Exams.

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

Our Master of Divinity in Global Studies can prepare you for the challenge of spreading God’s Word locally and globally. You can engage in extensive studies of apologetics, church ministry, evangelism, homiletics, Old and New Testament, and theology. In addition, you can gain the language skills needed to uncover some of the dual meanings of words in the Bible. This can lead to skills that will help you interpret the meanings behind certain verses and books in Scripture. 

Our global studies specialization can prepare you to fulfill God’s calling for the Great Commission by providing insight and passion for serving the worldwide church. We can prepare you for worldwide service through cultural studies, a review of world religions, ministry and worship techniques, and an intensive study of Scripture.

We invite you to look at our featured courses for a preview of the dynamic M.Div. program we offer at Liberty University. You can also review the Degree Completion Plan.

Featured Courses

GLST 500 – Global Studies Survey

GLST 525 – Introductions to Islam

GLST 600 – Cultural Anthropology

 EVAN 525 – World Religions Survey


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Admission Requirements

Highlights of Our Master of Divinity Degree

  • Monday-only classes for masters’ programs allow students to complete large portions of their M.Div. degree by only attending class one day a week.
  • We have a state-of-the-art homiletics/teaching lab in our School of Divinity building.
  • Study under theologians and missionaries with real-world experience in the M.Div.’s web-based content developed by Liberty University’s John W. Rawlings School of Divinity.
  • Institutional Challenge Exams (ICE) are available to test out of foundational biblical and theological studies content for the M.Div. program.
  • Our Scriptorium houses the Rawlings Foundation rare books collection valued at over $1 million, a 111 ft.-long Torah scroll that dates to the 16th century, and a functioning replica of the Gutenberg Printing Press.
  • Local church ministry training is embedded within our programs.
  • We provide experiential learning opportunities through church and para-church ministries.

Master of Divinity – Global Studies Degree Information

Potential Career Opportunities for Master of Divinity – Global Studies Graduates

  • Instructional supervisor
  • Missionary
  • Pastor

Admission Requirements for Graduate Degrees

Every application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and all applicants must submit the following documents and meet the minimum requirements for admission: