Postgraduate Certificate in Chaplaincy

Postgraduate Certificate in Chaplaincy

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Postgraduate Certificate in Chaplaincy

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What You Will Learn
Careers
Benefits
Military

Learn How to Better Serve Your Community with an Online Postgraduate Certificate in Chaplaincy

Navigating the secular and pluralistic settings of the modern work environment for chaplains can be challenging. Liberty’s 100% online Postgraduate Certificate in Chaplaincy might just be the answer to those challenges. Our 9-credit-hour postgraduate certificate can provide doctoral-level training without the commitment of a full Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) program. At Liberty, you can discover new ways to impact your community for Christ.

A postgraduate chaplaincy certificate is an excellent alternative to a full-length doctoral degree because it allows you to gain new skills and credentials while saving time and money. At only 9 credit hours, this online chaplaincy certificate can be completed in just 1 semester. If you decide to continue your studies into a doctoral degree, credits from this certificate can transfer into our Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) in Chaplaincy.

Military Tuition Discount

If you have served in the military, we want to go above and beyond to show you our gratitude. That’s why we designed our postgraduate certificate to work especially well for you. Earning a postgraduate certificate makes you eligible for our military alumni doctoral discount — you’ll receive the discounted $300/credit hour military rate both during the certificate and later during a doctoral degree.* Many of our certificates roll directly into a corresponding doctoral degree, allowing you to get a jumpstart on your doctorate!

If your plans to earn a doctoral degree lie further in the future, each certificate also stands on its own as a professional development credential, setting you apart from your peers and giving you the flexibility to start a doctoral degree whenever you’re ready. It’s one more way we show our appreciation.

*In order to retain the $300/credit hour rate, the doctoral degree must be started within 2 years of completing the postgraduate certificate.

What Will You Learn in Liberty University’s Postgraduate Chaplaincy Certificate?

  • Assessing calling, character, competence, and relational intelligence in others
  • Freely exercising your faith in a pluralistic culture
  • Influencing critical decisions within the military, the healthcare field, and your community
  • Ministering to individuals from a wide variety of theological backgrounds

Training to be a chaplain is an ongoing process. This online Postgraduate Certificate in Chaplaincy is designed to help you gain advanced knowledge, skills, and abilities in practical theological interpretation. Learn how to apply your theology in a secular and pluralistic setting with Liberty’s 100% online chaplaincy certificate today.

Potential Careers for Chaplaincy Certificate Graduates

  • Associate chaplain
  • Chaplain assistant
  • Chaplain resident
  • Spiritual care coordinator

The skills that you can gain from our postgraduate chaplaincy certificate can be an asset in many aspects of the ministry world as you pursue positions of added responsibility. Additionally, the credits from this certificate may transfer directly into the Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) in Chaplaincy.

Benefits of Pursuing Your Postgraduate Chaplaincy Certificate with Liberty University

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 among Niche.com’s top 5 online schools in America. Earning your online certificate from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 7 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 
  • You can complete your Postgraduate Certificate in Chaplaincy in as little as 1 semester.
  • You can transfer all of your hard-earned credits from this certificate into our Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) in Chaplaincy – giving you a jumpstart on your doctorate.

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

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

  • Tuition discounts – $300 per credit hour for postgraduate courses
  • 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)
9

Credit Hours

.5

Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% online, 8-week courses

Interested in studying on campus?

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the certificate total

Next Start Date

Aug 22, 2022

Accreditation

Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Experience That Matters to You

As an accredited Christian college with a 7,000-acre campus in Lynchburg, Virginia, Liberty University offers you an education that is both academically challenging and rooted in a biblical worldview.

At Liberty, you’ll benefit from 35+ years of learning, growing, adapting, and innovating for the distance learner — and more than a decade of researching the needs of the online student. You can be confident that we’ve taken the time to learn what’s important to you.

And what’s that?

  • Affordability
  • Accessibility
  • Academic Quality

These important factors challenged us to find new financial solutions, get ahead of industry trends, and blaze trails into cutting-edge career fields — and it’s paid off. That’s the difference experience makes.

 

We are widely recognized as a top university for affordability, accessibility, and academic quality.

Why Choose Liberty University?

Enjoy Flexible Courses

Choose from a wide variety of programs at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level, most of which are 100% online*. With an 8-week format and 8 start dates per year, it’s easy to fit your courses around your schedule!

* excludes licensure, certification, and some doctoral programs

Maximize Your Time

Start and finish your degree faster! Liberty requires no standardized testing for admission, and you can transfer previous course credit — transfer in up to 75% of a bachelor’s degree and up to 50% of a master’s, postgraduate, or doctoral degree — or discover how your life, career, or military experience may count toward your college degree.

Grow in Your Faith

All of our courses are taught from a Christian perspective, and our faculty see themselves as mentors. Our mission is to Train Champions for Christ — we’re committed to championing you as you study to go further in your field, become a leader in your industry, or start a new career.

Access Academic Support

Throughout your educational journey, you will have access to academic resources that will aid in the completion of your degree. Services include our online library, writing center, tutoring, study aids, IT assistance, 30+ tutorial videos, live webinars, and personalized help from our academic advising team.

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Why We’re Nonprofit

As a nonprofit (not-for-profit) university, Liberty is in the business of training skilled professionals to make a difference in the world – not gaining profit, revenue, or producing dividends for shareholders. In keeping with our commitment to your education, we invest our resources back into degree programs and into your student experience.

While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university and has not increased tuition for 7 straight years. Lower tuition means less student loan debt for students.

For Liberty University, nonprofit is more than a status; it is a valuable opportunity to invest in the lives of students who will go out and impact the world.

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Financing Options

Financial Aid

Nearly 80% of all Liberty students in an online program are awarded financial aid. Virginia residents may qualify for additional aid — learn more!

Corporate Tuition Assistance

Deferred – If your company reimburses you for the cost of your education, you pay only a portion of your balance up front. You submit your grades to your employer who pays you, and then you pay the remaining balance for your classes.

Tuition Discounts

Qualified military service members, veterans, and their spouses can receive up to 55% off their tuition rate for eligible programs!

Contact one of our Admissions Counselors for more information by calling (800) 424-9595.

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