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Master of Divinity in Professional Chaplaincy: Healthcare


Residential Master of Divinity in Professional Chaplaincy: Healthcare

Develop the skills you need to help meet the needs of patients in various healthcare settings. Through the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) in Professional Chaplaincy: Healthcare degree, you will examine the theological and cultural issues relevant to chaplaincy and learn to support patients and their families with spiritual truth.

Prepare for real-life experiences in hospital, hospice, or other healthcare chaplaincy settings. With this degree, you will receive healthcare chaplaincy training in hands-on, theoretical, and explorative contexts. Contrasts between truth-claims of major world religions in comparison to Christian theistic apologetics will also be studied.

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.) in Professional Chaplaincy: Healthcare 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 accredited by SACSCOC.

Academics: M.Div. in Professional Chaplaincy: Healthcare

Courses in Healthcare Chaplaincy

  • Clinical Pastoral Education Unit 1 (CPED 631)
  • PTSD & Combat-Related Trauma (CRIS 607)
  • Chaplain Resilient Leaders (CHPL 645)
  • Healthcare Chaplaincy (CHPL 681)

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Career Opportunities in Chaplaincy

  • Hospital Chaplain*
  • Hospice Chaplain
  • Pastor

    *This position may require 4 units of CPE and board certification.