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Master of Divinity: Healthcare Chaplaincy

Master of Divinity in Healthcare Chaplaincy

Residential Master of Divinity: Healthcare Chaplaincy 

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Develop the skills you need to help meet the needs of patients in various healthcare settings. Through the Master of Divinity (M.Div.): Healthcare Chaplaincy 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 be 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.

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.

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Academics: M.Div.: Healthcare Chaplaincy 

Courses in Healthcare Chaplaincy

  • Acute Stress, Grief & Trauma (CRIS 606)
  • PTSD & Combat-Related Trauma (CRIS 607)
  •  Chaplain Crisis Counseling (CHPL 665)
  • Healthcare Chaplaincy (CHPL 681)

Admissions Requirements & More

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


Career Opportunities in Chaplaincy

  • Senior pastor
  • Discipleship pastor
  • Hospice or Hospital Chaplain