Liberty’s 100% online Master of Divinity (M.Div.) in Professional Chaplaincy – Community track equips students with ministry training focused on the role of the chaplain in a local community setting. With this degree, students with or without previous ministry training can get a broad base of theology, ministry, Bible studies, and other essential skills to meet their ministry goals. M.Div. in Professional Chaplaincy students will study the ethics and methods of pastoral care, approaches to evangelism, the foundations of expository teaching, and have a firm foundation in chaplain ministry skills. The Community area of study provides students with additional skills and knowledge to help them to assess community needs, provide support for victims of abuse and hardship, and skills needed for building a ministry with deep community roots. Students in the M.Div. in Professional Chaplaincy – Community program will also complete chaplaincy field experience for Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE). These additional hands-on skills will help equip students to take on chaplaincy roles in many mission fields and provide a credential that can help open doors for ministry in and outside of the Church. Graduates of the professional chaplaincy program will be well-equipped for roles as ministry leaders, corporate chaplains, pastors, community organizers, and prison chaplains.
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS)
School Accreditation & Licensing
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is the regional accrediting body for southern states.
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA2.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Admission TestsProof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)
Additional Materials May Be Requested, Official College Transcript(s)