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Doctorate In Chaplaincy Doctor Of Ministry Online
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online, 8 Week
Transfer Credits
Up to 6 credit hours can be transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
Oct 22, 2018
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Help Your Community Heal and Grow with Liberty’s Online Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) in Chaplaincy

Chaplains must be spiritually grounded to minister within military, healthcare, and community chaplain settings. Our Doctor of Ministry Degree, with a specialization in Chaplaincy, provides the advanced training you need to uphold the emotional and spiritual support both believers and non-believers need to work through crisis and to heal and grow. Liberty’s mission is to develop Christ-centered men and women to be champions for Christ with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for influencing the world. By pursuing your Doctor of Ministry degree with us, you will benefit from this commitment.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) – Chaplaincy Online Program?

Liberty University is well-known as one of the largest Christian universities in the nation. You can earn your degree with confidence knowing that Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC). Our Doctor of Ministry – Chaplaincy degree is also incredibly flexible, with all of the courses offered 100% online.

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What Will You Learn in the Online Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) – Chaplaincy Degree?

Our Doctor of Ministry degree, with a specialization in Chaplaincy, offers core ministry courses with a focus on research through a thesis requirement. Our Chaplaincy specialization will equip you with an in-depth study of Scripture, biblical leadership principles and strategies, and the essential doctrines of the Christian faith so you can efficiently meet the diverse spiritual needs in your workplace.

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Program Highlights
Program Information
Potential Careers
Admission Requirements

Online D.Min. Degree Program Highlights

  • By earning your online D.Min. Degree – Biblical Studies from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • You’re pursuing your degree because you want to serve God and others with excellence. We want to honor that goal by making your degree as affordable as possible. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we’re lowering our tuition for our Doctor of Ministry programs for the 2018-19 academic year by instituting a $2,750 block rate for D.Min. programs.

  • Students can complete our online D.Min. Degree in as little as two years!
  • Liberty University’s online Seminary, the Rawlings School of Divinity, has experienced Christian counselors and ministry professionals who teach practical ministry skills while imparting deep theological teaching.
  • Learn from renowned Christian scholars and ministry professionals in the Liberty University School of Divinity, such as Dr. Elmer L. Towns, Dr. Harold Willmington, and Dr. Gary R. Habermas.
  • Develop practical ministry skills that will help you ensure that individuals and families in your ministry are connected and growing in the church.
  • Create powerful sermons that will help your congregation grow in their faith and understand scripture and deeper theological truths.

Similar Online Degree Programs

Liberty has similar Doctor of Ministry degree programs that specialize in areas such as Pastoral CounselingExpository Preaching, Worship, and Ministry Leadership, to name a few. These degree programs offer a wide variety of career opportunities within ministry related fields that you might be interested in pursuing.

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Potential Career Options for Online D.Min. – Ministry Leadership Graduates

  • Missionary
  • Corporate Chaplain
  • Military Chaplain
  • Hospital/Fire/Police Chaplaincy

Admission Requirements for the Online D.Min.

A regionally or nationally accredited master’s degree with a 3.0 or above cumulative GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our Admission Requirements Page for more detailed admissions related information.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission Application
  • Application fee*
  • Divinity Questionnaire
  • Contact Information for two pastoral recommenders
  • Official Transcripts showing a Master of Divinity or a Master of Divinity Equivalent
  • Three years of pastoral experience
  • Ecclesiastical Endorsement
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Professional Vita
  • Proof of English proficiency

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

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