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Master Of Divinity M.Div. In Military Chaplaincy Online Degree Page (Non-Thesis)
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online, 8-Week Courses
Transfer Credits
Up to 50% of the Degree Total can be Transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
May 13, 2019
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Serve Your Countrymen as a Spiritual Leader with a Master of Divinity in Military 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. Military chaplains are commissioned, military officers. Throughout the military and the Department of Veteran Affairs, chaplains serve in either active duty or reserve components. Liberty University’s online Master of Divinity in Military Chaplaincy program helps you be a steward of the Gospel by further developing your ministry skills.

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

Liberty University, a nonprofit institution of higher education, was founded in 1971 and remains one of the leading Christian universities in the nation. Our Master of Divinity in Military Chaplaincy degree is offered in a 100% online program format for flexibility in meeting your educational needs while maintaining your responsibilities. The Master of Divinity in Military Chaplaincy is designed to help men and women prepare for professional Christian Ministry in the military and the local church and para-church settings. Faculty within the Master of Divinity program are ministry professionals themselves with years of cutting-edge experience. Each professor in the program will provide unique insight into the field of military chaplaincy and counseling.

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What Will You Learn in Your Master of Divinity Chaplaincy Degree?

Liberty University Chaplaincy programs have some retired, experienced Military Chaplains on faculty providing real-world experience and practical application methods within the Chaplaincy (CHPL) courses. Students pursuing their Master of Divinity Military Chaplaincy degree will be trained in effective expository preaching through exploring the biblically based formula for sermon outlines and preaching.

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Degree Info
Military Benefits
Career Options
Admission Requirements

Master of Divinity in Military Chaplaincy Program Highlights

  • By earning your online Master of Divinity in Military 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 all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs 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 non-profit university.
  • Students can complete this Master of Divinity Chaplaincy degree program in under four years.

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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 Arts in Pastoral Counseling are charged at the part-time rate.

Potential Career Options with a Degree in Military Chaplaincy

Upon completion of your Master of Divinity in Military Chaplaincy, you will have the opportunity to pursue many career options, some of which include:

  • Military Chaplain
  • Hospice or Hospital Chaplain
  • Christian Educator

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*
  • Unofficial college transcripts and submit a transcript request form.**
  • School of Divinity Questionnaire
  • Contact Information for one Pastoral Recommender
  • 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.