Master Of Divinity In Community Chaplaincy
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Years (Avg.)
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Transfer Credits
Up to 50% of the Degree Total can be Transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
Jan 13, 2020
Liberty University is Accredited by SACSCOC

Bring Godly Wisdom and Comfort to Those in Need with an M.Div. in Community Chaplaincy

Chaplains provide spiritual guidance, comfort, and non-denominational religious services to those who are in need. The environment you find yourself in as a community chaplain can vary from healthcare, prisons, corporations, schools, or within the military. You may also find yourself working with offenders, and their families, as they re-enter society or you may offer counseling and support to family members in a hospice or hospital setting.

As a community chaplain, you might encounter people who are suffering from grief, stress, or trauma. Whether they have lost a loved one, endured a war zone, or been involved in a physical attack, you will learn the methods and techniques that will allow you to offer comfort effectively. Our Master of Divinity degree program provides broad-based biblical and theological training that is needed for a variety of environments. You will learn how to effectively provide emotional and spiritual support to those in need. Through our M.Div. training, you will gain the ability to reach out to believers and bring non-believers into the welcoming arms of Christ.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Master of Divinity – Community Chaplaincy Degree?

Liberty University’s community chaplaincy degree is designed to prepare you for chaplaincy ministry in Christian settings but also qualify for ministry positions in secular institutions, hospitals, college campuses, sports organizations, emergency response organizations, and prisons. Our Master of Divinity in Chaplaincy will prepare you for the challenge and mission of bringing the word of God to those who are unable to travel to a formal setting themselves.

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

Our Master of Divinity in Community Chaplaincy provides the training and professional development you need to serve in a variety of ministry settings. Throughout this degree, you will learn how to apply your knowledge and skills to the secular and pluralistic contexts that you might encounter in the military, healthcare and community settings. You will also receive language and interpretation skills that are taught in the core Master of Divinity courses.

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Featured Courses

CHPL 645 – Chaplain Resilient Leaders

CHPL 655 – Chaplain Evangelism & Discipleship

CHPL 665 – Chaplain Crisis Counseling

CHPL 682 – Community Chaplaincy


Degree Information

Career Opportunities

Admission Requirements

Highlights of Our Master of Divinity Degree

  • Monday-only classes for master’s programs allow students to complete large portions of their M.Div. degree by only attending class one day a week.
  • Use our state-of-the-art homiletics/teaching lab in the School of Divinity Freedom Tower.
  • Study under theologians and missionaries with real-world experience in the M.Div.’s web-based content developed by our Rawlings School of Divinity.
  • Institutional Challenge Exams (ICE) are available to test out of foundational biblical and theological studies content for the M.Div. program.
  • Our Freedom Tower’s Scriptorium houses the Rawlings Foundation rare books collection valued at over $1 million, a 111 ft.-long Torah scroll that dates to the 16th century, and a functioning replica of the Gutenberg Printing Press.
  • Local church ministry training is embedded within our programs.
  • We provide experiential learning opportunities through church and para-church ministries.

Master of Divinity – Community Chaplaincy Degree Information

Career Opportunities for Master of Divinity – Community Chaplaincy Graduates

  • Corporate Chaplain
  • Hospital/Fire/Police Chaplaincy
  • Military Chaplain
  • Prison Chaplain
  • Senior Pastor

Admission Requirements for Graduate Degrees

Every application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and all applicants must submit the following documents and meet the minimum requirements for admission: