Master of Arts in Chaplaincy

Providing spiritual support to those in a hospital, prison, college or university, workplace, or in the military is critical and can be life-changing. With a Master of Arts in Chaplaincy, you’ll have the specialized skills needed to perform the pastoral, caregiver, emotional, and spiritual support roles of a chaplain.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • 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

HOW LONG IT WILL TAKE

Depending on your academic background, two years

IS IT OFFERED ON CAMPUS OR ONLINE?

This master’s program is offered on campus and online so that you can choose the delivery system that works best for your schedule and learning style.

WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH THIS DEGREE

Potential ministry opportunities for graduates include:

  • Corporate chaplaincy
  • Healthcare chaplaincy
  • Public safety chaplaincy
  • Institutional chaplaincy
  • Sports chaplaincy
  • Educational chaplaincy
  • Disaster relief chaplaincy

WHY EARN YOUR MASTER’S AT CBS?

  • Highly engaged, fieldwork-oriented classes
  • Faculty and staff who are dedicated to getting to know you and providing not only academic support but spiritual support and guidance as well
  • Internships built into the curriculum

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU APPLY

Program 1 Course of Study (48 hours)

Course Number Course Credit Hours
CBS 5000 Introduction to Seminary 0
CHL 5001 Chapel I 0
CHL 5002 Chapel II 0
Bible and Theology 21
BIB 5112 Genesis to Song of Solomon: God's Plan of Creation and Redemption 3
BIB 5113 Prophets: God's Message of Redemption and Judgment 3
BIB 5132 Gospels: God's Means of Providing Redemption 3
BIB 5133 Acts to Revelation: God's People Proclaiming Redemption Globally 3
BIB 5410 Hermeneutics Interpreting an Applying the Bible 3
THE 6310 Systematic Theology in Global Christianity I 3
THE 6320 Systematic Theology in Global Christianity II 3
Worldview and Spiritual Formation 9
ICS 5115 Missions and Evangelism in the Twenty-first Century 3
ICS 6024 Understanding Cultures and Worldviews 3
MIN 5300 Foundations of Spiritual Formation 3
Concentration 18
     Choose two courses from CHP, CNC, or CNS 6
CHP 6060 Clinical Pastoral Education 3
CHP 6100 Introduction to Chaplaincy 3
CNC 6400 Care and Counseling Techniques 3
CNC 6710 Short Term Counseling: Theories and Practice 3
INT 6110 Foundations of Internship 0

Program 2 Course of Study (36 hours)

Course Number Course Credit Hours
CBS 5000 Introduction to Seminary 0
CHL 5001 Chapel I 0
Core 12
BIB 6320 Old Testament Theology 3
BIB 6330 New Testament Theology 3
ICS 6024 Understanding Cultures and Worldviews 3
MIN 5300 Foundations of Spiritual Formation 3
Concentration 18
Choose two courses from CHP, CNC, or CNS 6
CHP 6060 Clinical Pastoral Education 3
CHP 6100 Introduction to Chaplaincy 3
CNC 6400 Care and Counseling: Theories and Practice 3
CNC 6710 Short Term Counseling: Theories and Practice 3
INT 6110 Foundations of Internship 0