Professional Chaplaincy (M.Div.) - Military

Professional Chaplaincy (M.Div.) - Military

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2022 through summer 2023. 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
Military Concentration
CHPL 640Chaplain Leadership for Religious Freedom3
CHPL 645Chaplain Resilient Leaders3
CHPL 680Military Chaplaincy3
HOMI 605Expository Preaching3
HOMI 679Homiletics Capstone3
Choose 15 credit hours from the following courses:15
Mentoring for Clinical Pastoral Education Unit 1 1,2,3
Chaplaincy Internship 1,2
Clinical Pastoral Education Unit I 1,2,4
PTSD and Combat Related Trauma
Crisis Intervention in Pastoral Counseling
Theories and Techniques in Pastoral Counseling
Research Methods 5
Thesis Project Proposal and Research 2,5
Thesis Defense 2,5
Military Chaplaincy Elective 6
Military Chaplaincy Elective 6
Total Hours30
1

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.)

2

16 week A-term Course

3

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

4

This course is only offered as a residential intensive

5

Students who desire to complete a thesis must complete RTCH 680 Research Methods (3 c.h.), THES 689 Thesis Project Proposal and Research (3 c.h.), and THES 690 Thesis Defense (3 c.h.)

6

Choose a 600 level 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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