Liberty University offers a Master of Divinity degree in Global Studies for students who want to work to spread their faith through intentional ministry and outreach to non-Christian communities to bring the word of God to others. Students will develop and expand their ministry through studies of evangelism, global studies, hermeneutics, systematic theology and fields related to the spiritual factors growing and church planting.
Students will focus on the necessary material in order to prepare for ordination into roles in the ministry. Classes include Introduction to Apologetics, History of Christianity, History of Baptists, Discipleship Ministries, Spiritual Formation, Contemporary Evangelism, Global Studies Survey, Preparation of the Sermon, Theology of Pastoral Ministry, New Testament Orientation, Introduction to Islam, Cultural Anthropology, History of Global Christianity, Intercultural Communication and Engagement, and a Global Studies Practicum.
Upon completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the necessary educational and professional qualifications for roles in the ministry involving cross-cultural and cross-religion communication. These qualifications include, but are not limited to: the ability to demonstrate effective preparation for Christian ministry and leadership responsibilities in congregations and other settings, to demonstrate the ability to use the biblical text and theological and historical studies to enrich the spiritual life of others, to understand the means by which an individual may grow morally and spiritually and lead others in positive spiritual formation in the likeness of Jesus Christ, and to develop the scholarly, theological and reflective foundation that will provide the basis for further advanced studies.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is the regional accrediting body for southern states.
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA2.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Admission TestsProof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)
Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Additional Materials May Be Requested