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Master of Divinity: Chaplaincy

Master of Divinity in Chaplaincy

Residential Master of Divinity: Chaplaincy

Acquire the skills you’ll need to be a chaplain in Christian ministry and also in secular settings like businesses, college campuses, sports organizations, and among first responders for medical emergencies.
The Master of Divinity (M.Div.): Chaplaincy degree gives you an in-depth study of Scripture, biblical leadership principles and strategies, along with the essential doctrines of the Christian faith. Explore theological and cultural issues relevant to formal and informal chaplaincy settings while learning to minister to diverse audiences.

The Master of Divinity (M.Div.) at Liberty University gives you the core values, knowledge, and skills you need to serve in professional Christian ministry effectively. This degree 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.

This program benefits pastors and ministry leaders who seek a firm scriptural foundation for service in Christian ministry. The Rawlings School of Divinity has over 20 different M.Div. concentrations to choose from. The M.Div. is the basis for most doctoral programs.

The Master of Divinity (M.Div.): Chaplaincy degree is also offered online

Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). Your divinity degree is approved by ATS and has met rigorous accreditation standards. So you can feel confident that your degree is both academically excellent and well-respected among churches, ministries, and nonprofit organizations. Liberty University is also regionally accredited by SACSCOC.

Academics: M.Div.: Chaplaincy

Credit Hours

75 total credit hours


Program of Study (DCP)

Master of Divinity (M.Div.): Chaplaincy (DCP)

Courses in Chaplaincy

  • Discipleship Ministries (DSMN 500)
  • Contemporary Evangelism (EVAN 525)
  • Introduction to Chaplaincy Ministry (CHPL 500)
  • Community Chaplaincy (CHPL 682)

Admissions Requirements & More

Find M.Div. in Chaplaincy admissions requirements, transfer information, and accreditation on the Residential Admissions site.

Career Opportunities in Chaplaincy

  • Military chaplain
  • Senior pastor
  • Pastoral counselor
  • Discipleship pastor