24 months
615 USD/credit
615 USD/credit
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The 100% online Master of Arts in Religion - Community Chaplaincy from Liberty University is designed to prepare students entering ministry with an in-depth but practical education in theology, biblical studies, and ministry practice.

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While completing the online Master of Arts in Religion - Community Chaplaincy , one of the most popular online ministry degrees from Liberty University , you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a thorough program that provides flexibility to tailor the degree plan to your passions and needs.

Upon completing an online ministry degree program like the online Master of Arts in Religion, you will be able to effectively pursue ministry in churches, parachurch organizations, and nonprofit organizations while opening the door to further study at the doctoral level.

The community chaplaincy area of study provides Christian counseling and pastoral care training aligned with public or private chaplaincy roles which may take you out of a Christian environment. Students who want to expand their ministry to become a chaplain for a company, organization, or branch of government will find additional specialized training for biblical counseling and spiritual guidance through the community chaplaincy area of study.

Potential Community Chaplaincy Career Options

Upon competition of your Master of Arts in Religion in Community Chaplaincy online degree, you can pursue career opportunities in many areas, including:

  • Corporate chaplain
  • Human resources manager
  • Instructional supervisor


Liberty University’s John W. Rawlings School of Divinity is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). Your divinity degree is approved by ATS and has met rigorous accreditation standards. So you can feel confident that your degree is both academically excellent and well-respected among churches, ministries, and nonprofit organizations.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

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

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.




60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants must have a regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with a 2.0 or above cumulative combined GPA for admission in good standing.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Completed divinity questionnaire
  • Official college transcripts
  • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form
  • Proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    615 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 615 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    615 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 615 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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