Master of Arts in Sports Chaplaincy Online Degree Program

Master of Arts in Sports Chaplaincy Online Degree Program

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Become a Spiritual Mentor to Athletes by Earning a Master of Arts in Sports Chaplaincy

Pursuing a career as a Chaplin does not limit you to only acting in military and hospital capacities. Sports Chaplains are needed to create a holistic and spiritually rich environment in the world of sports where athletes can receive counseling, spiritual guidance, and mentorship from religious leaders. Liberty University offers a 100% online Master of Arts in Sports Chaplaincy program to provide the training you need to meet the educational and personal needs of athletes. Our Master of Arts in Sports Chaplaincy degree is designed to prepare chaplains for a biblically-based sports ministry in both religious and secular settings. Knowledge of effective methods and strategies will be gained to produce graduates who will serve as valuable and essential assets to their team.

Why Choose Liberty’s Master of Arts in Sports Chaplaincy Online Program?

The Master of Arts in Sports Chaplaincy degree is designed to prepare men and women for sports ministry rooted in Biblical principles. There is a great need for ministers in the field of sports, and it is up to individuals like you to fulfill this calling. As the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation and the largest university in Virginia, Liberty University’s chaplaincy programs strive to produce leaders in their fields with a quality education from seasoned professors who have acquired years of first-hand experience in the content being taught. As a student in the Master of Arts in Sports Chaplaincy online degree, you will have the opportunity to complete a practicum that will incorporate the knowledge obtained through your chaplaincy training online into personal experiences. Liberty’s chaplain studies seek to challenge you in both the theoretical and practical side of sports chaplaincy to advocate achieving higher standards of excellence.

What Will You Learn in Your Online Chaplaincy Studies?

Graduates of the Master of Arts in Sports Chaplaincy will be equipped with the leadership and organizational skills needed to develop, build, and maintain a community ministry opportunity on a variety of levels. Our online courses offer chaplain training that will assist in developing a ministry leadership plan that is both biblically and theologically based as well as culturally informed within the sports context The employment of basic skills in ethical advisement, counseling, teaching, and leading as a sports chaplain in religious and secular settings will be applied. Students will analyze strategy and practice of sports chaplaincy based on current research, knowledge of the literature of the discipline, and experience in the field.

Your chaplaincy studies will require you to complete a practicum for experience as a sports chaplain. We suggest this course be taken in the second semester of enrollment since it will be a prerequisite for most of the CHPL courses in the program. For this experience, you will essentially “shadow” a chaplain for the duration of the chaplaincy training online course. Completing a practicum allows the unique experience of marrying your chaplaincy training online courses with first-hand practical application to gain a deeper understanding work in the chaplaincy field.

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Program Highlights

  • By earning your online Master of Arts in Sports Chaplaincy degree from a non-profit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs has not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university. 
  • Students can complete this Sports Chaplaincy training online degree program in less than two years.

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Military Benefits

Are you a service member, veteran, military spouse, or Department of Defense employee? We are proud to support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:

  • Tuition discounts - $275 for graduate (per credit hour)
    • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as an Emergency Responder (less than $625 per course).

Master of Arts in Sports Chaplaincy Program Format

  • 100% Online
  • 36 total hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable.
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.

M.A. in Sports Chaplaincy Degree Information and Requirements


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Potential Sports Chaplain Career Options

The Master of Arts in Sports Chaplaincy was created to provide you the opportunity to pursue your passion in one of these careers:

  • Sports Chaplain
  • Sports Ministry Leader
  • Sports Ministry Missionary
  • Church Sports Leader
  • Youth Pastor