Sports Chaplaincy (M.A.)

Sports Chaplaincy (M.A.)

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
CHPL 655Chaplain Evangelism and Discipleship3
NBST 610Hermeneutics3
THEO 525Systematic Theology I3
or THEO 530 Systematic Theology II
THEO 610Biblical Theology3
Total Hours15
Professional Development
HOMI 601Foundations of Expository Teaching and Preaching3
PACO 500Introduction to Pastoral Counseling3
PACO 603Premarital and Marital Counseling3
Total Hours9
Sports Chaplaincy Courses
CHPL 500Introduction to Chaplaincy Ministry3
CHPL 598Spiritual and Professional Development of the Chaplain3
CHPL 615Chaplain Ethics for Advisement and Pastoral Care3
CHPL 683Sports Chaplaincy3
Total Hours12

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
NBST 610 Hermeneutics 3
THEO 525
Systematic Theology I
or Systematic Theology II
Second Semester
APOL 525 Pluralism and World Religions 3
CHPL 598 Spiritual and Professional Development of the Chaplain 3
THEO 610 Biblical Theology 3
Third Semester
CHPL 615 Chaplain Ethics for Advisement and Pastoral Care 3
CHPL 655 Chaplain Evangelism and Discipleship 3
PACO 500 Introduction to Pastoral Counseling 3
Fourth Semester
CHPL 683 Sports Chaplaincy 3
HOMI 601 Foundations of Expository Teaching and Preaching 3
PACO 603 Premarital and Marital Counseling 3
 Total Hours36
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