Professional Chaplaincy (M.Div.) - Healthcare

Professional Chaplaincy (M.Div.) - Healthcare

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2023 through summer 2024. 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
Healthcare Concentration
CHPL 645Chaplain Resilient Leaders3
CHPL 681Healthcare Chaplaincy3
Choose 24 credit hours from the following courses: 124
Mentoring for Clinical Pastoral Education Unit 1 1,2,3
Mentoring for Clinical Pastoral Education Unit 2 2,3
Mentoring for Clinical Pastoral Education Unit 3 2,3
Mentoring for Clinical Pastoral Education Unit 4 2,3
Chaplaincy Internship 1,2
Clinical Pastoral Education Unit I 1,2,4
Clinical Pastoral Education Unit 2 2,4
Clinical Pastoral Education Unit 3 2,4
Clinical Pastoral Education Unit 4 2,4
PTSD and Combat Related Trauma
Trauma Assessment and Interventions
Crisis Intervention in Pastoral Counseling
Theories and Techniques in Pastoral Counseling
Healthcare Chaplaincy Elective 5
Healthcare Chaplaincy Elective 6
Healthcare Chaplaincy Elective 6
Total Hours30

Student must enroll in either CHPL 621 Mentoring for Clinical Pastoral Education Unit 1 (3 c.h.), CPED 631 Clinical Pastoral Education Unit I (6 c.h.), or CHPL 699 Chaplaincy Internship (3 c.h.)


16 week A-term course


This course is online only and requires acceptance into a local CPE Program


This course is only offered as a residential intensive


Choose a 600 level CRIS or PACO course not already required by the degree


Choose a 600 level HOMI, NBST, NGRK, OBST, or OTCL course not already required by the degree

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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