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Master of Divinity (Online)

Chaplaincy Program, M.Div. Online

With Grace Seminary’s MDiv online, you will be trained to meet today’s most prevalent ministry needs and build a bridge to meet the ministry needs of tomorrow. Are you considering becoming a chaplain? Students called to provide spiritual support and guidance outside the local church setting may consider this online chaplaincy program.

What makes our MDiv online program different from other online offerings? With Grace Theological Seminary’s online MDiv, you will . . .

  • Receive instruction from the same highly acclaimed professors teaching our residential courses.
  • Engage in a dynamic, high-definition video and an easy-to-navigate learning platform.
  • Have the same affordable tuition as our MDiv residential program.
  • Have access to seven unique MDiv concentrations that will help match your studies to your current area of ministry or ministry interest.

This online chaplaincy program will provide solid foundational training that prepares individuals for ministry as professional chaplains in settings such as the military, hospitals, sports, the marketplace and prisons. The degree will provide a solid biblical and theological underpinning as well as training in pastoral care, counseling skills, and intercultural studies to help with becoming a chaplain.

The MDiv degree program provides an optimal curriculum in graduate theological study to prepare men and women for various ministry roles. The three-year program requires 75 hours of study.

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Ideal Fit

Students called to provide spiritual support and guidance to those in military, hospital, educational, or workplace settings.

The Master of Divinity online chaplaincy program is perfect for you if you have a clear sense of calling to ministry in one of the many organizational settings which support spiritual care outside the church.

Chaplain Workplace Ministry Military Ministry Hospital Ministry Camp Ministry Spiritual Care

Career Opportunities

A chaplain's most important job is to provide religious services, spiritual guidance, and counseling to those in need.

Chaplains provide religious services and support to people who are hospitalized, incarcerated, or unable to attend religious services because they are on military duty.

  • Hospital Chaplain
  • Military Chaplain
  • Prison Chaplain
  • Christian Camp Ministry
  • Hospice Chaplain
  • Workplace Chaplain
This online chaplaincy program from Grace Seminary will provide solid foundational training for professional chaplains with an online MDiv.

Curriculum Examples

Hebrew Exegesis I
Expository Preaching and Teaching
World Religions
Theological Foundations of Counseling
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Course Overview

This course is a practical study of the procedures for doing sound exegesis in the various portions of the Old Testament.

This course combines both theory and practice. It introduces a functional methodology of organizing and developing the elements of a sermon.

In this course the belief systems of major religions are studied with a view for understanding why the tenets make sense and drive behavior for the adherents.

This course will address philosophical, historical, scientific, and cultural issues surrounding the defense of Christianity in the contemporary world.

This course will examine Scriptural truths and principles along with a biblical theory of personality.

Entry Requirements

In order to be considered for enrollment in the Master of Divinity program at Grace Theological Seminary, you must fulfill certain admissions requirements:
  • A four-year bachelor‘s degree or its equivalent (for international students) from a recognized institution of higher learning. Graduates of Bible colleges, liberal arts colleges, and state colleges and universities are encouraged to apply.
  • A student who received his or her pre-seminary education at an institution that is not accredited or who achieved less than a 2.5 grade point average in pre-seminary education may be admitted on academic restriction.
  • Applicants without a bachelor’s degree who have completed some or no college may be admitted if they meet certain ministry and research/writing requirements. Please contact seminary admissions for more information; email: or phone: 877.607.0012.

Admission Requirements

Grace Theological Seminary welcomes applications from all individuals who have a testimony of personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior

To be admitted as a Grace Theological Seminary student, you’re asked to provide:

  • Official transcripts from the school where you obtained your degree. (If you are currently working on your degree, you can submit an unofficial transcript for admission until term completion, at which time an official transcript is required. Transcripts should be sent to

  • A spiritual life reference

  • International applicant must provide a copy of TESOL test scores, and provide a financial certificate indicating sufficient funding for the program of study.

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