Master of Divinity Professional Chaplaincy – Military

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Master of Divinity (M.Div.) – Professional Chaplaincy – Military

What You Will Learn

Learn to Comfort and Help Our Service Members as a Spiritual Leader with a Master of Divinity in Professional Chaplaincy

Our brave men and women serving in the military, both at home and overseas, are in need of spiritual leaders like you to help meet their existential, emotional, and spiritual needs. Throughout the military and the Department of Veterans Affairs, chaplains serve in either active duty or reserve components. Military chaplains provide spiritual and emotional support for service members and their families who are dealing with difficult situations, such as deployments, combat, serious physical injuries, and emotional disorders because of military service. 


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Liberty University’s online Master of Divinity (M.Div.) in Professional Chaplaincy – Military program can help you become a steward of the Gospel by further developing your ministry skills. Chaplaincy is a calling and a rewarding ministry. We want to equip you with the knowledge and resources to assist service members in their spiritual walk.

What Will You Learn in Our Master of Divinity Professional Chaplaincy Degree?

You will study the biblical nature of chaplain ministry and its application within secular and pluralistic contexts of military, healthcare, and community chaplain settings. To prepare for your role as a chaplain, you will study pastoral care and methods and practices of biblical ethics in evangelism in a pluralistic culture.

Upon graduation from our Master of Divinity in Professional Chaplaincy – Military, you will be equipped as a spiritual leader who can advise commanders and care for the spiritual needs of the military.

In your online M.Div. classes, you will learn more about:

  • A biblical model for resiliency and spiritual leadership
  • Biblical ethics within a military environment
  • How to provide pastoral care from your faith-based tradition through Clinical Pastoral Education
  • How to provide spiritual leadership for common struggles seen in military members

Potential Career Options with a Degree in Professional Military Chaplaincy

  • Military chaplain
  • Pastor
  • Youth pastor

Master of Divinity in Professional Military Chaplaincy Program Highlights

As a leader in distance education since 1985, we understand what it takes to create a flexible and affordable education for busy people. Since we have been investing in distance and online learning for decades, our experience has taught us how to streamline our degree options so you can focus on what really matters to you. While many schools offer online degrees, we believe Liberty stands out.

Here’s what sets us apart:

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank in the top 10% of’s best online schools in America. Earning your online M.Div. degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
  • Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity has been accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). Your divinity degree has been 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.
  • Your ministry matters – so when you take 9-15 credit hours per semester in your divinity program, you’ll pay a discounted block rate of $2,750. It’s our way of supporting all you do to serve others.
  • The majority of tuition for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 9 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 
  • You will have the option of completing one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) as a part of your program.
  • You can complete this Master of Divinity in Professional Chaplaincy – Military degree program in 3 years.

    Military Benefits

    Service is important to us, so whether you’re currently serving in the Armed Forces, have served, or are married to someone who serves, we’re here to serve you. Liberty’s military benefits are available to:

    • Active duty service members of the U.S. Armed Forces
    • Reserve/National Guard
    • Veterans/retirees
    • Spouses of service members and veterans/retirees
    • Current Department of Defense employees

    We are proud to support you in your pursuit of a flexible and affordable online education by offering you the following benefits: 

    • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
    • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)
    • Discounted divinity block rate: $2,475 per semester – only $165/credit at 9-15 credit hours*
    • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

    *Credits taken above 15 credit hours for the online Master of Divinity are charged at the part-time rate.




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    100% online, 8-week courses

    Transfer Credits

    Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

    Next Start Date

    Jun 24, 2024


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