Chaplaincy (M.A.) - General

Chaplaincy (M.A.) - General

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2024 through summer 2025. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Core Courses
CHPL 500Introduction to Chaplaincy Ministry3
CHPL 598Spiritual and Professional Development of the Chaplain3
CHPL 615Chaplain Ethics for Advisement and Pastoral Care3
CHPL 655Chaplain Evangelism and Discipleship3
HOMI 601Foundations of Expository Teaching and Preaching3
NBST 610Hermeneutics3
PACO 500Introduction to Pastoral Counseling3
THEO 525Systematic Theology I3
THEO 530Systematic Theology II3
Total Hours27
CHPL 645Chaplain Resilient Leaders3
CHPL 682Community Chaplaincy3
CRIS 606Acute Stress, Grief and Trauma3
Total Hours9

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 36 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 2.0 GPA
  • Degree must be completed within 5 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student’s anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterHours
CHPL 500 Introduction to Chaplaincy Ministry 3
CHPL 598 Spiritual and Professional Development of the Chaplain 3
NBST 610 Hermeneutics 3
PACO 500 Introduction to Pastoral Counseling 3
Second Semester
CHPL 615 Chaplain Ethics for Advisement and Pastoral Care 3
CHPL 655 Chaplain Evangelism and Discipleship 3
HOMI 601 Foundations of Expository Teaching and Preaching 3
THEO 525 Systematic Theology I 3
Third Semester
CHPL 645 Chaplain Resilient Leaders 3
CHPL 682 Community Chaplaincy 3
THEO 530 Systematic Theology II 3
CRIS 606 Acute Stress, Grief and Trauma 3
 Total Hours36
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