Liberty University

Master of Divinity


1971 University Blvd

Lynchburg, VA 24515

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

Residential Program

Get the core values, knowledge, and skills you need to effectively serve in professional Christian ministry. The Master of Divinity (Non-Thesis Track) will prepare you through in-depth study of biblical leadership principles and strategies as well as intensive study of the Scriptures and essential truths of the Christian faith.

As a standard professional degree for ministry, the Master of Divinity (Non-Thesis Track) offers cognates in areas like: Global Studies, Pastoral Counseling, and Christian Apologetics. Potential careers include: senior pastor, missionary, and military chaplain.

  • 93 hour graduate program
    Up to 45 credit hours can be transferred into this program
  • Residential and online formats
  • Admissions information
  • Also available in Thesis Track

Academic Information


  • Biblical Studies
  • Community Chaplaincy (Non-Thesis)
  • Community Chaplaincy (Thesis)
  • Christian Apologetics 
  • Church History 
  • Discipleship and Church Ministry 
  • Evangelism and Church Planting 
  • Global Studies 
  • Healthcare Chaplaincy (Non-Thesis)
  • Healthcare Chaplaincy (Thesis)
  • Homiletics 
  • Leadership
  • Military Chaplaincy (Non-Thesis)
  • Military Chaplaincy (Thesis)
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Pastoral Ministries
  • Theology 
  • Worship


Sampling of program courses:

  • History of Christianity I: CHHI 520
  • Hermeneutics: NBST 610
  • Discipleship Ministries: DSMN 500
  • Theology of Pastoral Ministry: LEAD 635

Potential Careers

  • Military chaplain
  • Senior pastor
  • Youth pastor
  • Missionary
  • Evangelist
  • Church planter
  • Worship leader
  • Pastoral counselor
  • Discipleship pastor
  • Apologist
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