Divinity (M.Div.) - Community Chaplaincy (Non-Thesis)

Divinity (M.Div.) - Community Chaplaincy (Non-Thesis)

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2019 through summer 2020. 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
APOL 525Pluralism and World Religions3
CHHI 520History of Christianity I 13
CHHI 525History of Christianity II 13
CRIS 607PTSD and Combat Related Trauma3
HOMI 500Preparation of the Sermon3
HOMI 605Expository Preaching3
NBST 515New Testament Orientation I 23
NBST 520New Testament Orientation II 23
NBST 610Hermeneutics3
OBST 515Old Testament Orientation I 33
OBST 520Old Testament Orientation II 33
PACO 603Premarital and Marital Counseling3
PACO 617Theories and Techniques in Pastoral Counseling3
THEO 525Systematic Theology I3
THEO 530Systematic Theology II3
Biblical Languages
Choose six credit hours of 500-600 level courses from NGRK or OTCL6
Choose six credit hours of 600 level courses from NBST, NGRK, OBST or OTCL 6
Professional Development
CHPL 500Introduction to Chaplaincy Ministry3
CHPL 598Spiritual and Professional Development of the Chaplain3
CHPL 615Chaplain Ethics for Advisement and Pastoral Care3
CHPL 699Chaplaincy Internship3
LEAD 520The Life of Leaders3
RTCH 500Research, Writing, and Ministry Preparation 43
Community Chaplaincy Concentration
CHPL 645Chaplain Resilient Leaders3
CHPL 655Chaplain Evangelism and Discipleship3
CHPL 665Chaplain Crisis Counseling3
CHPL 682Community Chaplaincy3
CRIS 606Acute Stress, Grief and Trauma3
Choose three credit hours of a 600 level elective from CRIS or PACO3
Total Hours93

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 93 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 10 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student’s anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Resident & Online Format

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