Program Overview

Liberty University's Master of Divinity is intended to prepare you for professional work in Christian ministry within local churches as well as para-church organizations. The M.Div. program with a specialization in Biblical Studies provides an in-depth knowledge of biblical leadership principles and methods, and an in-depth study of Scripture and Christian principles.

Coursework places emphasis on embracing the essential values, knowledge, and skills needed to serve in a variety of roles as a pastor. This program is also great for military students looking to fulfill service requirements as chaplains for certain branches of the armed services.

Potential Career Fields

  • Senior Pastor
  • Christian Educator
  • Christian School Administrator
  • Sunday School Administrator

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. This is the regional accrediting body for southern states.

    Requirements

    This degree program requires 75 credit hours for completion. Admission requires:

    • Must hold a regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with at least a 2.0 GPA for admission in good standing
    • Application and fee
    • Official transcripts
    • TOEFL scores (if applicable)
    • School of Divinity Questionnaire
    • Pastoral recommendation

    School Overview

    Training Champions for Christ since 1971

    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 this process. Here is what you can expect from us:

    • 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level.*
    • Transfer up to 90 credits into an undergraduate degree program.
    • Up to 50% of your master’s degree can be transferred in to help you get the most out of your hard work and maximize the credit you previously earned.

    *excludes licensure, certification, and some doctoral programs

    Benefits of Attending Liberty University

    • No standardized testing if you meet admission requirements.
    • Credit for prior training, certification, licensure, experience, and learning, and more such as:

    - Military

    - Real Estate

    - Insurance

    - Emergency Response

    • Courses taught from a Christian worldview.
    • 8 start dates a year, with an 8 week course format.

    Financing Options

    Financial Aid

    • 87% of all Liberty students in an online program are awarded financial aid.

    Tuition discounts for 

    • Military service members, including active duty, retired, veterans, and their spouses.
    • Emergency Response Personnel

    Corporate Tuition Assistance

    • Deferred – If you 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 convenient payment options are available

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