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Master of Divinity (M.Div.) – General
What You Will Learn
Prepare for Full-Time Ministry with a Master of Divinity (M.Div.)
Do you want to dig deep into biblical and theological studies so that you can bring life-changing messages to your congregation? Do you want to reach others for Christ in other ministry settings? Liberty’s online seminary, the John W. Rawlings School of Divinity, provides high-quality Christian master’s degrees that will help you further your ministry with in-depth studies of God’s Word. Whether you are already a full-time ministry professional or are preparing to enter ministry for the first time, Liberty’s online Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree program will give you a flexible and affordable 100% online path to the skills and knowledge you need.
As a pioneer in distance learning since 1985 and a Christian university recognized for its academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, Liberty combines academic excellence with a biblical worldview. Even if you have an unrelated bachelor’s degree, Liberty’s master’s degree in divinity online program will give you the varied and in-depth background in biblical and theological studies paired with practical, in-demand ministry skills that will equip you for full-time ministry, ministry leadership, and specialized chaplaincy roles.
If you plan to pursue doctoral studies, the online M.Div. degree will prepare you to reach the pinnacle of Christian scholarship and teach at the college level. With the flexibility of the online format and the affordability of the online seminary block rate, the online M.Div. degree program gains the benefits of Liberty University’s full accreditation while still allowing you to complete your Master of Divinity courses 100% online.
What Will You Learn in OurMaster of Divinity Online Degree?
Liberty University’s Master of Divinity program is 100% online with optional on-campus intensives and has many specialized areas of study to ensure that student’s field-specific needs are met. The core of the online M.Div. program delivers foundational content studies in ministry writing and research, Old and New Testament studies, apologetics, evangelism, and discipleship ministries.
To enhance understanding and allow for better instruction, the Master of Divinity trains students in the use of common language tools for word studies and in-depth research. Students can also dive into the original Greek and Hebrew texts with language courses. Students pursuing the M.Div.onlinedegree can choose areas of study that reflect their specific ministry needs and will have flexibility in their degree plans to ensure they have a well-rounded education.
Potential Career Options for Graduates of the M.Div. Online Degree
- Instructional supervisor
- Military or civilian chaplain
- Senior pastor
Benefits of Our M.Div. Online Program
As a leader in distance education since 1985, we understand what it takes to create a flexible and affordable education for busy people. Since we have been investing in distance and online learning for decades, our experience has taught us how to streamline our degree options so you can focus on what really matters to you. While many schools offer online degrees, we believe Liberty stands out.
Here’s what sets us apart:
- We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank among Niche.com’s top 3 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.
- Liberty University’s John W. Rawlings School of Divinity has been accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). Your divinity degree has been 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.
- Your ministry matters – so when you take 9-15 credit hours per semester in your divinity program, you’ll pay adiscounted block rate of $2,750. It’s our way of supporting all you do to serve others.
- 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.
- Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 8 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university.
- With Liberty University’s online 8-week format and three semesters per year, you can complete the online M.Div. Degree in as little as 2 years.
*Electronic textbooks are not provided for courses that fall under departments outside the School of Divinity.
Service is important to us, so whether you’re currently serving in the Armed Forces, have served, or are married to someone who serves, we’re here to serve you. Liberty’s military benefits are available to:
- Active duty service members of the U.S. Armed Forces
- Reserve/National Guard
- Spouses of service members and veterans/retirees
- Current Department of Defense employees
We are proud to support you in your pursuit of a flexible and affordable online education by offering you 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 login times
*Credits taken above 15 credit hours for the online master’s degree in divinity are charged at the part-time rate.
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Jun 26, 2023
ATS Commission on Accrediting
Maximize Your Time
- 100% online programsat the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level.*
- Earn credit for prior learning.
- Transfer in up to 75%of a bachelor’s degree.
- Transfer in up to 50%of a master’s degree.
* excludes licensure, certification, and some doctoral programs
Your goals on your time
We are committed to helping you achieve your goals and complete your degree as quickly as possible. One of our admissions counselors is ready to assist you with starting theprocess.
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Why Choose Liberty University?
Prepare for a Career
Go from merely surviving in your current job to thriving in the career of your dreams.
Enjoy Flexible Courses
Complete assignments at your own pace, at a time convenient to you within each week.
Access Academic Support
Access our online library, writing resources, study aids, and IT support.
Grow in Your Faith
Each of our programs is grounded in biblical principles, and our professors consider teaching to be more than a job – it’s their calling.
Liberty’s online courses give you the ability to choose when and where you study.
87% of all Liberty students in an online program are awarded financial aid.
Available for military service members, including active duty, reserve, veterans, and their spouses, as well as emergency response personnel.
Corporate Tuition Assistance
Deferred – If your company reimburses you for the cost of your education, you submit your grades to your employer who pays you, and then you pay for your classes.
Other Payment Options are Available
Contact one of our admissions counselors for more information by calling (800) 424-9595.
An Accredited Private Education Made for You
As a nonprofit university, we have been pioneering distance education since 1985 and offer a unique and proven approach to online education.
Along with our advanced accreditations, we also have been recognized by the following organizations for our excellence in education.
Liberty University is proud to announce that we are recognized by multiple institutions for our affordability, accessibility, and academic quality. Our commitment to excellence has also helped us rank among Niche.com’s top 3 online schools in America.