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Doctor of Ministry - Biblical Studies

Liberty University's online Doctor of Ministry with a specialization in Biblical Studies program was created for those who want to prepare to teach the word of Jesus Christ to others. Read on for admissions requirements.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Ministry with a specialization in Biblical Studies

School Offering Program:

Liberty University

Degree Level:

Doctoral

Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to Liberty University's online Doctor of Ministry with a specialization in Biblical Studies program should be great public speakers and have a desire to do scholarly research into the Bible. A Master of Divinity degree, a an ecclesiastical endorsement, three years of ministry experience and a state of purpose are also required. Applicants to Liberty University's programs should have a master's degree; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

Liberty University's online Doctor of Ministry with a specialization in Biblical Studies program is designed to provide Bible-based training in the Great Commission and Scripture. Students could be able to improve their biblical interpretation abilities and ponder the Bible's purpose. They might also examine ministry growth and theological concepts. The program will attempt to provide students with an understanding of the gospel as it relates to the biblical narrative. As they work to complete a thesis project, students might expand their research and biblical evaluation skills.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

30 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Liberty University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for a Doctor of Ministry with a specialization in Biblical Studies

Liberty University's Doctor of Ministry with a specialization in Biblical Studies program consists of 30 credits. A large part of the program is made up of research and thesis courses. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Liberty University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses (6 credit hours)

  • Foundations for the Doctor of Ministry
  • Growth and Development of the Contemporary Minister

Biblical Studies Cognate Courses (9 credit hours)

  • Theology of the Gospel
  • The Theory and Practice of Biblical Theology
  • The Bible and the Pastor (or Uses of Scripture in Pastoral Ministry)

Research Courses (6 credit hours)

  • Research and Thesis Development
  • Thesis Project Proposal Development

Thesis Courses (9 credit hours)

  • Thesis Project Writing Stage 1
  • Thesis Project Writing Stage 2
  • Thesis Project Defense

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Upon completion of Liberty University's Doctor of Ministry with a specialization in Biblical Studies program, students could have the knowledge they need to solve real ministry-related problems. With the biblical scholarship focus, grads might find employment in places like churches or academia. This list represents possible careers for those who are qualified:

  • Youth pastor
  • Pastoral counselor
  • Lead pastor
  • Discipleship pastor
  • Seminary professor

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