Military Chaplaincy


The M.Div. (Military Chaplaincy) concentration is designed to meet the Department of Defense requirement that military chaplains complete a 90-hour Master of Divinity degree. Students pursuing this concentration complete the standard 60-hour core requirements in Bible and Hermeneutics, Biblical Languages, History and Theology, Worldview and Spiritual Formation, and Ministry Praxis. To that core, you'll add an expanded 30-hour concentration that provides you with specialized skills to perform the pastoral, caregiver, emotional, and spiritual support roles of a chaplain in a military 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:

  • Army chaplain
  • Navy chaplain
  • Air Force chaplain
  • Military reserve 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