MDiv Healthcare Chaplaincy Online Program
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online, 8 Week Courses
Transfer Credits
Up to 50% can be transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
Aug 27, 2018

Our M.Div. in Healthcare Chaplaincy is Ideal for Future Hospital or Hospice Chaplains Seeking an Online Program

What is Healthcare Chaplaincy?

Healthcare chaplains, including hospice and hospital chaplains, spend most of their ministry time at medical facilities helping the injured, sick or dying find rest, healing and spiritual guidance. A healthcare chaplain is frequently responsible for counseling and helping patients through the stages of grief, understanding their illness and sometimes even anger towards their situation. Patients may request that the healthcare chaplain provide last rites or other religious services. Healthcare chaplains also work directly with the families of patients, to provide support and spiritual guidance. There are also opportunities for chaplains to counsel the other healthcare professionals within the hospital or medical facility. Healthcare chaplains are fully certified and ordained and have chosen to provide the essential support and guidance they can to those who are in need at a very painful time.

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

Liberty University’s Master of Divinity in Healthcare Chaplaincy will provide hospital and hospice chaplaincy training to prepare you for professional Christian Ministry in healthcare, local church, and para-church settings. Our healthcare chaplaincy degree is designed to help prepare you for ministry in secular, pluralistic settings such as the workplace, campus, sports, and with first responders. Liberty University will prepare you to achieve your desired goal through our veteran professors and challenging curriculum to promote critical thinking skills.

Students interested in our Master of Divinity in Healthcare Chaplaincy online program who have graduated with the M.A.R. degree may transfer hours, as applicable, into the M.Div. Program. Please note that the M.Div. Degree will be conferred upon completion of all course requirements for both degrees.

Our M.Div. in Healthcare Chaplaincy will Provide You with Chaplain Training Online

Healthcare chaplains must be prepared to address a wide range of ethical issues in the healthcare industry. With Liberty’s M.Div. in Healthcare Chaplaincy, you can gain chaplain training online and be prepared to effectively meet the needs of those you are ministering to. Our chaplaincy training online program is designed to help you support patients who may be angry or in denial about their health. This is a huge responsibility, but we are dedicated to providing you with the tools you need reach your goal. You can be confident that the chaplaincy training you gain through our online M.Div. in Healthcare Chaplaincy is setting you up to succeed in your future career.

What Will You Learn in Our Master of Divinity in Healthcare Chaplaincy?

Each healthcare chaplaincy course is designed to prepare you for the real-life experiences in the field as a hospital, hospice, or other healthcare chaplain. You will receive healthcare chaplaincy training in hands-on, theoretical, and explorative contexts. Contrasts between truth-claims of the major world religions in contrast to Christian theistic apologetics will be studied. An in-depth review of PTSD and Combat-related PTSD will be taught to prepare you for your outreach in the healthcare field. To complement this healthcare chaplaincy training, you will come to understand Biblically based counseling techniques and psychotherapy. In doing this, you will be challenged to become self-aware through the promotion of personal exploration and case analysis. Exploring the multi-faceted nature of Christian leadership will be conducted by understanding traits, practices, and disciplines of leaders in various sectors of cultural history.

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Program Highlights
Degree Information
Military Benefits
Potential Careers
Admission Requirements

M.Div. in Healthcare Chaplaincy Degree Information and Requirements

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M.Div. Healthcare Chaplaincy 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: 

  • The discounted tuition rate of $275 per credit hour for part-time enrollment.
  • Discounted Divinity Block Rate: $2,475 per semester – only $165/credit at 15 credit hours!*
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.

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

Potential Healthcare Chaplain Jobs

Our M.Div. in Healthcare Chaplaincy is an excellent hospital chaplain training program that provides an easy transition from the classroom to a career. As a chaplain, your job exists to provide counseling and spiritual support to those in difficult circumstances. Healthcare chaplains need to be incredibly sensitive to the feelings of their patients and those around them. Our hospital chaplaincy program can prepare you for a rewarding career in a variety of environments including hospitals, hospice care facilities, and military bases. If you are seeking a hospital chaplaincy program that will help you advance your career without disrupting your current schedule, Liberty’s M.Div. in Healthcare Chaplaincy is an excellent option!

  • Church Education Administrator
  • Military Chaplain
  • Hospice or Hospital Chaplain
  • Sunday School Administrator

Master of Divinity in Healthcare Chaplaincy Program Highlights

  • By earning your online Master of Divinity in Healthcare Chaplaincy degree 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.
  • Tuition for our healthcare chaplaincy program has not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 
  • You can complete our Master of Divinity in Healthcare Chaplaincy degree program in under four years.

Similar Online Degree Programs

  • Sports Chaplaincy– Liberty University’s Master of Arts in Sports Chaplaincy, 100% online program, is designed to prepare you for a biblically-based sports ministry in both religious and secular settings. You will be equipped with the leadership and organizational skills needed to develop, build, and maintain a community ministry opportunity on a variety of levels.
  • Military Chaplaincy– Liberty University’s Master of Divinity – Military Chaplaincy is designed to enhance your ability to steward the gospel by further developing your ministry skills and Christian character. Through this program, you will examine the theological and cultural issues relevant to chaplaincy settings in the military.

Admission Requirements for Online Graduate Divinity Programs

Applicants must have a 2.0 or above cumulative combined GPA for all accredited colleges previously attended or for high school. A regionally or nationally accredited Bachelor’s degree is required for admission in good standing. A master’s degree or at least 12 graduate credits from an accredited institution may be assessed. Please visit our Admission Requirements Page for more detailed admissions related information. 

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission Application
  • Application fee*
  • Divinity Questionnaire
  • Pastoral Recommendation
  • Official college transcripts if available
  • Unofficial college transcripts can be accepted with a completed official 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.