The M.Div. (Chaplaincy) provides you with a comprehensive range of biblical-theological knowledge and practical skills for ministry leadership, along with specialized skills to perform the pastoral, caregiver, emotional, and spiritual roles of a chaplain. It prepares you to serve as a chaplain in a military, institutional, or organizational context.


This program will equip you to:

  • Apply the biblical, theological, and doxological aspects of chaplaincy in pluralistic settings
  • Practice a ministry of God’s presence internally and be a bearer of God’s presence to others
  • Practice biblical leadership and ministry skills that display God’s presence
  • Develop evangelistic strategies for bringing others to Christ in pluralistic settings
  • Care for the emotional and spiritual needs of others


Potential ministry opportunities for program graduates include:

  • Health care chaplain
  • Corporate chaplain
  • Public safety chaplain
  • Correctional chaplain
  • Sports chaplain

Review our course requirements and begin the application process.

Featured Faculty: 
A photo of Michael Langston, professor of Chaplain Ministries at CIU. Michael W. Langston
Professor of Chaplain Ministries

B.S., University of Louisiana; M.A., The Naval War College; M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; D. Min., Bethel Theological Seminary