24 months
545 USD/credit 16350 USD/year
545 USD/credit 16350 USD/year
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Prepare to become a community chaplain for private organizations, the local church, and para-church settings with the Religion - Community Chaplaincy degree at Liberty University.

Visit the official programme website for more information


The Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.) provides foundational instruction in discipleship ministry, sermon preparation, and practical ministry skills. And, with the Community Chaplaincy cognate, you’ll learn about professional Christian community chaplaincy ministry in secular settings such as the workplace, campus, sports, and first responder venues.

This Religion - Community Chaplaincy degree at Liberty University benefits pastors and ministry leaders who seek a firm scriptural foundation for service in Christian ministry. It also lays the groundwork for potential advanced studies in a program like the 75-hour Master of Divinity.

Explore Scripture and the essential truths of Christianity with this degree, and graduate ready to continue your education or enter the ministry.

Career Opportunities for Master of Religion – Community Chaplaincy Graduates

  • Corporate Chaplain
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Instructional Supervisor
  • Community Chaplain


ATS Commission on Accrediting.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Spiritual & Professional Development of the Chaplain
  • Chaplain Ethics for Advisement & Pastoral Care
  • Community Chaplaincy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission application
  • Official bachelor’s degree transcripts with a 2.0 GPA or higher
  • Self-certification form for students in the final term of their bachelor’s degree
  • John W. Rawlings School of Divinity questionnaire
  • Pastoral recommender contact information
  • Current Liberty undergraduate students seeking preliminary acceptance into a graduate program must complete a degree completion application through their ASIST account

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 545 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    16350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 545 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Lynchburg

942 - 1540 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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