Professional Chaplaincy (M.Div.) - Community

Professional Chaplaincy (M.Div.) - Community

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2020 through summer 2021. 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 510Survey of the History of Christianity3
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
GLST 650Intercultural Communication3
HOMI 500Preparation of the Sermon3
or HOMI 601 Foundations of Expository Teaching and Preaching
LEAD 510Biblical Foundations of Leadership3
NBST 515New Testament Orientation I3
NBST 520New Testament Orientation II3
NBST 610Hermeneutics3
NGRK 505Greek Language Tools3
or NGRK 520 Beginning Greek I
OBST 515Old Testament Orientation I3
OBST 520Old Testament Orientation II3
OTCL 505Hebrew Language Tools3
or OTCL 520 Beginning Hebrew I
PACO 500Introduction to Pastoral Counseling3
PACO 603Premarital and Marital Counseling3
RTCH 500Research, Writing, and Ministry Preparation3
THEO 525Systematic Theology I3
THEO 530Systematic Theology II3
Total Hours63
Community Concentration
CHPL 645Chaplain Resilient Leaders3
CHPL 682Community Chaplaincy3
CRIS 607PTSD and Combat Related Trauma3
CRIS 609Complex Trauma and Disasters: Offering Emotional and Spiritual Care3
PACO 604Crisis Intervention in Pastoral Counseling3
Choose 15 credit hours from the following courses:15
Level 1 Unit 1 Clinical Pastoral Education Online 1,2,3
Level 1 Unit 2 Clinical Pastoral Education Online 2,3
Clinical Pastoral Education Unit I 1,4
Clinical Pastoral Education Unit 2 4
Chaplaincy Internship 1,2
Crisis and First Responder Training: Skills and Techniques
Expository Preaching
Theories and Techniques in Pastoral Counseling
Research Methods 5
Thesis Project Proposal and Research 2,5
Thesis Defense 2,5
Community Chaplaincy Elective 6
Community Chaplaincy Elective 6
Total Hours30

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
  • A minimum of 72 credit hours must be comprised of graded online or residential coursework from an accredited post-secondary academic institution
  • 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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