M.Div. — Chaplain Ministry

School of Divinity

The Master of Divinity, offered online and on campus, is a professional degree designed to prepare you for full-time ministry and for ordination or ministry licensure. You will gain a solid foundation in ministerial philosophy and practice through the in-depth study of the interpretation of the Bible, the languages of the Bible, and church history and doctrine. Practical skills and values are emphasized in practical theology, church leadership and missions-related courses.

Through the concentration in Chaplain Ministry, you will:

  • Gain a broad overview of eight recognized forms of chaplain ministry: corporate, military, healthcare, public safety, institutional, sports, educational and disaster relief.
  • Benefit from related courses within the School of Psychology & Counseling on topics such as crisis counseling, marriage and family, addictive behaviors, and post-traumatic stress.
  • Be trained and equipped by an accredited Association of Theological Schools (ATS) seminary.

Career Opportunities:

  • Military Chaplain
  • Christian Education
  • Global Missions

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Delivery Format: Online | On Campus

Total Credit Hours Required: 72

Approved Degree Plan: Click to download PDF

Application Deadlines: 2016-2017 Semester

Session Application Deadline Session Start Date
Session A Monday, August 8th Monday, August 22nd
Session M Monday, September 5th Monday, September 19th
Session B Monday, October 10th Monday, October 24th
Session C Monday, December 19th Monday, January 9th
Session T Monday, January 23rd Monday, February 6th
Session D Monday, February 27th Monday, March 13th
Session E Monday, April 24th Monday, May 8th
Session F Monday, June 5th Monday, June 19th

*International applicants may begin in the fall or spring semesters only with an application deadline of February 15 (fall) or July 15 (spring).

 

Admissions Requirements

To be considered for acceptance into the master's programs at the School of Divinity, the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requires applicants to have a completed four-year bachelor's degree (in any field) from a regionally accredited, post-secondary institution or an institution accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Applicants with a bachelor's degree from a non-regionally accredited institution will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Note: Army active duty, reserve and National Guard members may find detailed information on the application process through GoArmyEd on our GoArmyEd Admissions Guide.

In addition, applicants to master's level programs should have:

  • a minimum GPA of 2.75
  • high intellectual achievement and scholarship as evidenced by college transcripts and the applicant's writing sample
  • spiritual maturity and integrity of character
  • personal goals consistent with the mission of Regent University

Application Process

1. Submit Your Application
Complete the School of Divinity Application for Admission. Note: We also require your official transcript from your degree-granting institution, which indicates successful completion of a bachelor's degree program. Regent has partnered with Parchment Exchange to offer a secure, electronic way for your previous college transcripts to be delivered on your behalf when you submit your application for admission.

2. Pay Your $50 Application Fee
Your application will be fully processed once we have received your non-refundable application fee. Mail a check payable to "Regent University" to Enrollment Support Services (see address below), or submit your payment online over a secure server.

3. Apply for Financial Aid
Complete the FAFSA.

4. Complete Your Admissions Survey
Please complete a brief admissions survey based on your professional goals and interests, and provide thoughtful and thorough responses. This will give us a better opportunity to get to know you and see how your objectives align with our programs. Once completed, the survey will be sent directly to an enrollment counselor who will be in touch with you to help complete the rest of your application. Access the Admissions Survey.

5. Mail all documents that are completed offline to the following address:
Regent University
Enrollment Support Services
1000 Regent University Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Phone: 757.352.4127 | Fax: 757.352.4381

Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.    

Tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year is:

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour
Master's level (M.A., M.Div., M.T.S., & Th.M.) $495

  Student Fees Per Semester

Administrative Fee $85
Technology Fee $250
Parking Fee (On-Campus Students) $100
Council of Graduate Students Fee $15

View a sample budget.

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