Master of Arts in Chaplaincy (M.A.)

Master of Arts in Chaplaincy (M.A.)


The Master of Arts in Chaplaincy degree is designed to prepare men and women for biblically-based chaplaincy ministry in religious and secular settings.

Program Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

  • Develop a biblically and theologically based, and culturally informed ministry leadership plan within a chaplaincy context.
  • Employ basic skills in ethical advisement, counseling, teaching, and leading as a chaplain in religious and secular settings.
  • Analyze the strategy and practice of chaplaincy based on current research, knowledge of the discipline's literature, and experience in the field.

Program Specific Admission Requirements

In addition to the general admission procedures, applicants to the Master of Arts in Chaplaincy program must meet the following requirements:

  1. Earned baccalaureate degree or equivalent (in any field) from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (e.g., SACSCOC, TRACS, ABHE, etc.).
  2. Contact information for one Pastoral Recommendation
  3. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale)
  4. School of Divinity Questionnaire
  5. TOEFL Scores for students who speak English as a second language (score of 600 paper-based test; 250 computer-based test, 80 internet-based test).

Delivery Format: Online Only

  • Corporate Chaplain
  • Law Enforcement / First Responder Chaplain
  • Hospital Chaplain (may require 4 Units of CPE and Board Certification)
  • Hospice Chaplain
  • Prison Chaplain
  • Sports Chaplain
  • Pastor
  • Youth Pastor
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