School of Chaplaincy

The Chaplaincy Degree programs provide students with the skill set and knowledge to serve as a chaplain to individuals seeking religious guidance and faith instruction.

Department of Chaplaincy

 

The Chaplaincy Degree programs provide students with the skill set and knowledge to serve as a chaplain in a variety of settings including health care, the military, first response, business, corrections, and the community. 

The Chaplaincy Degree programs provide students with the skill set and knowledge to serve as a chaplain in a variety of settings including health care, the military, first response, business, corrections, and the community. 

The Chaplaincy program Mastery is based on two documents prepared by panels of  international interdisciplinary experts.  The Quality Indicators outline the competencies and metrics to ensure that professional chaplaincy care is provided, the metrics that indicate such care is present, and evidence-based tools to measure that quality.    The Scope of Practice includes 18 indicators which create the set of competencies required of professional chaplains.   By academic study, critical thinking, research, and completion of clinical work, students will have the foundation to enter professional chaplaincy and/or increase their current level of chaplaincy care.

Chaplaincy Program Learning Outcomes: 

Student will demonstrate:

  • Mastery of the body of knowledge in the field of professional chaplaincy, including the related cultural, technological, ethical, and professional competencies.

  • Skills of critical thinking and analysis.

  • Both oral and written communication skills, including the academic and technical writing skills appropriate to the field of professional chaplaincy.

  • Knowledge, skills and dispositions associated with effective collaboration with peers, colleagues and communities.

  • Knowledge and skills, and dispositions associated with equity and diversity as these apply to effective practice in the field of professional chaplaincy.

  • Knowledge and skills of leadership and advocacy as these apply to the field of professional chaplaincy.

  • Knowledge and skills related to the organization, implementation, interpretation and analysis of research appropriate to the field of professional chaplaincy.

  • Knowledge, skills and dispositions of critical inquiry and reflective practice.

 

Course Modality:  Asynchronous online

Degrees Offered:

Master of Theology Degree in Chaplaincy (MTH-CH) – 45 credits

Doctor of Theology Degree in Chaplaincy (DTH-CH) – 60 credits