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Master of Divinity: Military Chaplaincy

M. Div. Military Chaplaincy (Thesis)

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Residential Master of Divinity: Military Chaplaincy

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.): Military Chaplaincy 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.

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.): Military Chaplaincy degree is also offered online


Academics: M.Div.: Military Chaplaincy 

Courses in Military Chaplaincy

  • Chaplain Leadership (CHPL 640)
  • Chaplain Resilient Leaders (CHPL 645)
  • Chaplain Evangelism & Discipleship (CHPL 655) 
  • Chaplain Crisis Counseling (CHPL 665)
  • Military Chaplaincy (CHPL 680)

Admissions Requirements & More

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


Career Opportunities in Chaplaincy

  • Military Chaplain
  • Senior pastor
  • Discipleship pastor
  • Hospice or Hospital Chaplain