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Master of Divinity in Professional Chaplaincy: Military

M. Div. Military Chaplaincy (Thesis)

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Residential Master of Divinity in Professional Chaplaincy: Military

Develop the skills you’ll need to provide spiritual and emotional support for military service members and their families. Through Liberty University’s Master of Divinity (M.Div.) in Professional Chaplaincy: Military program, you’ll learn how to help people dealing with difficult military situations like deployment, combat, injury, and emotional disorder. Examine the theological and cultural issues relevant to both formal and informal chaplaincy settings.

This program is designed to increase your ability to steward the gospel by enhancing your ministry skills and Christian character. Here, you’ll examine the theological and cultural issues relevant to military populations. You will also learn how to minister to the unique needs of those who are experiencing combat-related trauma.

The Master of Divinity (M.Div.) 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.

The program benefits pastors and ministry leaders who seek a firm scriptural foundation for service in Christian ministry. The M.Div. is the basis for most divinity doctoral programs.

The Master of Divinity (M.Div.) in Professional Chaplaincy: Military 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. in Professional Chaplaincy: Military

Credit Hours

93 total credit hours

Program of Study 

Master of Divinity (M.Div.) in Professional Chaplaincy: Military

Courses in Military Chaplaincy

  • Chaplain Leadership (CHPL 640)
  • Chaplain Resilient Leaders (CHPL 645)
  • Chaplain Evangelism & Discipleship (CHPL 655) 
  • Clinical Pastoral Education Unit 1 (CHPL 631)
  • Military Chaplaincy (CHPL 680)

Admissions Requirements & More

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


Career Opportunities in Chaplaincy

  • Military Chaplain
  • Senior pastor
  • Discipleship pastor