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100% online, 8-week courses
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Jan 13, 2020
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Advance Your Abilities to Support Your Community by Earning a Master of Divinity in Community Chaplaincy at Liberty University

Liberty University’s online Master of Divinity in Community Chaplaincy program is designed for people like you who wish to meet the spiritual needs of the community and seek to grow a ministry. While the term “chaplain” does not refer to a specific type of faith or denomination, our Master of Divinity in Community Chaplaincy will provide a biblical framework from a Judeo-Christian worldview.

Our online M.Div. program in community chaplaincy will prepare you to enter a variety of corporate settings to provide support and promote emotional wellness. Since the world is imperfect, there will always be a need for Christ in the community. Our Master of Divinity in Community Chaplaincy online degree program provides superior career preparation, training you to minister to the hurting and faithfully steward the Gospel.

Students who have graduated with the Master of Arts in Religion (MAR) degree may transfer all 60 hours, as applicable, into the M.Div. in Community Chaplaincy online degree program. The M.Div. in Community Chaplaincy degree will be conferred upon completion of all course requirements for both degrees.

Why Choose Liberty’s Master of Divinity in Community Chaplaincy Online Program?

The Master of Divinity in Community Chaplaincy online degree program is designed to help men and women prepare to become community chaplains for private organizations, in the local church, and para-church settings. Liberty University’s M.Div. in Community Chaplaincy program seeks to provide you with superior education and teaching. Our seasoned professors will be able to provide you with further insight into the field of community chaplaincy and can provide personal knowledge of content which extends past any textbook curriculum.

In addition to Liberty’s educational requirements, if you are pursuing a community chaplaincy degree to become a military chaplain, we encourage you to discuss the process of becoming a chaplain with your chaplain recruiter to determine what needs to be accomplished to become a chaplain candidate. Please note that chaplains must be endorsed by a religious body that is recognized by the Department of Defense (DoD); Liberty Baptist Fellowship is such a religious body that is recognized by the DoD and can endorse students.

Any student who is interested in entering the field of community chaplaincy, whether it is in a hospital, community, or the military, may apply for endorsement through the Liberty Baptist Fellowship with the assistance of our Academic Advisors.

What Will You Learn in the Master of Divinity in Community Chaplaincy Degree?

Our Master of Divinity in Community Chaplaincy online degree program is designed to help ministry students get equipped for professional Christian community chaplaincy ministry in secular, pluralistic settings such as the workplace, campus, sports, and first responder venues. In our M.Div. in Community Chaplaincy, we focus on setting foundations in exploring truth-claims of major world religions and the uniqueness of Christian theistic apologetics. Upon these basics, advanced hermeneutics on biblical interpretations and an examination of the current status of various interpretive approached to the Scriptures will be applied. 

Equipped with this, students will delve into the professional and spiritual formation of chaplain counseling and chaplain ministries as well as ethics for advisement and pastoral care. To complete the rewarding educational experience, students will complete an internship. This experience will help intertwine your knowledge of the various components of community chaplaincy with practical hands-on experience.

Liberty University’s online Master of Divinity in Community Chaplaincy offers a thesis track, geared for students who plan to pursue a doctoral degree. The Doctor of Ministry is the recommended path for chaplaincy students interested in doctoral studies. Students not interested in a doctoral degree can pursue our non-thesis track.

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Highlights of Our M.Div. in Community Chaplaincy Program 

  • By earning your online Master of Divinity in Community Chaplaincy degree from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top 1% 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.
  • Tuition for our M.Div. in Community Chaplaincy has not increased in four straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university. 
  • You can complete our online Master of Divinity in Community Chaplaincy degree program in under four years.

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Online M.Div. Degree Program Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the world. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey. As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts – $275 for graduate (per credit hour)
  • Discounted Divinity Block Rate: $2,475 per semester – only $165/credit at 15 credit hours*
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)
  • 8-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.

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

Potential Community Chaplaincy Career Options

Upon completion of your Master of Divinity in Community Chaplaincy online degree, you will have the option to pursue these careers:

  • Corporate Chaplain
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Instructional Supervisor
  • Military Chaplain

Admission Requirements 

Applicants must have a regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with a 2.0 GPA or above 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*
  • School of Divinity Questionnaire
  • Pastoral Recommendation
  • Official college transcripts; if unavailable, submit unofficial college transcripts with a transcript request form.**
  • 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.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.