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Program Details

While the Master of Divinity degree is the prerequisite for military chaplaincy, today’s military chaplains are encouraged to include a Doctor of Ministry as the preferred terminal professional degree. Regent University partners with various military agencies and organizations in a commitment to advance the professional and educational goals of chaplains dedicated to the ministry of service members and wanting to achieve a doctoral degree.

The Military Ministry specialization equips chaplains to deal with critical care and intervention strategies, and provides them with personal resources to work in a demanding environment. Students may be eligible to transfer up to six credits, based on individual evaluation of transcripts.


Master's degree in same academic discipline, or closely related field, from a regionally accredited or approved institution (highly recommended to complete program from ATS-approved seminary or MDiv equivalent); Official transcripts (minimum 3.0 GPA); Signed DMin Study Agreement; Resume reflecting 3 years of significant ministry leadership and experience; Clergy recommendation; Community Life form; Personal goals statement; Writing samples.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS)


Students must attend on-campus seminar of 1 to 1.5 weeks per each core course.