The military has numerous chaplain positions that go unfilled each year, and the need for Christians who are passionate about ministry and compelled by duty to their country is greater than ever. Military chaplains are commissioned military officers, and each branch of the military has chaplains who serve in Active Duty or in the Reserves. Liberty University's Master of Religious Education - Chaplaincy program, with a specialization in Chaplaincy, prepares you to become a military chaplain or servant leader.
As a student in the MRE program, you will be trained to be a wise, faithful steward of the gospel, and develop specific ministry skills, strategies, and Christian character traits relevant for successful ministery in a military or institutional chaplaincy setting. In this program, you will examine the theological and cultural issues relevant for formal and informal chaplaincy settings. You will also observe the similarities and differences among the various types of chaplaincies, giving careful attention to ministry in religiously pluralistic, multicultural, and multi-staff environments. Some of these settings may include service as a military chaplain, or in corrections/prisons, geriatric/eldercare homes, emergency response arenas, hospitals, and workplace/industrial settings.
Students having graduated with the MAR degree may transfer all 42 hours, as applicable, into the MRE program. The student will be allowed to receive the MRE degree upon completion of all of the course requirements for both degrees.
While attending Liberty Theological Seminary, military chaplaincy students have the opportunity to receive endorsement by Liberty Baptist Fellowship and to receive two years of supervised military chaplaincy experience. Chaplain candidates who have completed chaplain candidate school (military training in the summer) will receive nine hours of credit (EDMN 505, PATH 635, and CHPL 699).
The online Master of Religious Education - Chaplaincy from Liberty University is a 72 credit hour program offered in three convenient formats: Online, Resident (on campus), or Blended (which combines online learning with campus residency options). Tuition is $250 per credit hour, there is a $150 technology fee per semester, and a $50 application fee.
Liberty University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees.
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