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Master of Divinity: Community Chaplaincy

Master of Divinity: Community Chaplaincy degree at Liberty University

Residential Master of Divinity: Community Chaplaincy

Get the training you need for professional Christian Community Chaplaincy Ministry in secular settings such as the workplace, campus, sports, and first responder venues.

Through the Master of Divinity (M.Div.): Community Chaplaincy degree, you’ll get 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.

Through the Community Chaplaincy cognate, you’ll also prepare for chaplaincy ministries in private organizations, in the local church, and para-church settings. With this degree, you’ll have the opportunity to: 

  • Develop a global Great Commission perspective which demonstrates the proclamation and application of the Gospel and disciple-making process
  • Examine major critical issues in the Old and New Testaments of the Bible from a conservative evangelical perspective while exhibiting knowledge of the literature appropriate to the field of Biblical Studies
  • Examine theological positions on key doctrinal questions and issues in Christian thought
  • Synthesize the principles of spiritual leadership, pastoral care, and counseling in the community context

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

Thesis or Non-Thesis?

The decision between a thesis track and a non-thesis track generally revolves around your interest in future Ph.D. work. Many credible Ph.D. programs will not accept a student who has not already completed a thesis. Students not interested in a future Ph.D. have the option of choosing the non-thesis track.

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


Academics: M.Div.: Community Chaplaincy

Divinity & Community Chaplaincy Courses

  • Pluralism & World Religions (APOL 525)
  • Spiritual & Professional Development of the Chaplain (CHPL 598)
  • Acute Stress, Grief & Trauma (CRIS 606)
  • Chaplain Evangelism & Discipleship (CHPL 655)
  • Chaplain Crisis Counseling (CHPL 665)

Admissions Requirements & More

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


Career Opportunities With an M.Div. Degree

  • Corporate Chaplain
  • Community Chaplain
  • Instructional Supervisor
  • Ministry Leader
  • Instructor
  • Human Resources Manager