Religious Studies - MA (Military Chaplaincy)

The Religious Studies – MA (Military Chaplaincy) is open only to Latter-day Saint military chaplain candidates endorsed by the LDS Church’s Office of Military Relations. It is designed to provide advanced preparation for service as a military chaplain. The core curriculum focuses primarily on the following areas of study: Religious Studies, Old Testament, New Testament, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, Doctrines of the Restoration, Armed Forces Chaplaincy History, Christian Theology and History, World Religions and Security/Area Analysis, Pastoral Counseling, Military Ministry, Professional Standards and Ethics and Clinical Pastoral Education. The degree provides the student with a sound historical, doctrinal, and methodological foundation. Chaplain candidates will conclude their program with a comprehensive oral exam, and a final project.


For more information see:

BYU Graduate Studies - Military Chaplains

Graduate Program Handbook