Anderson, Indiana

Specialization in Professional Chaplaincy

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Specialization in Professional Chaplaincy

The Association of Professional Chaplains requires a 72-hour professional master’s degree for certification, and our Master of Arts in Christian Ministry: Professional Chaplaincy Specialization was designed to meet those requirements. It includes all of the courses needed to prepare a student to take their certification examination.

The courses in this specialization, to be taken in sequence by a cohort of at least seven students, are:

  • Orientation to Online Theological Studies (1 hr)
  • Teaching Ministry of the Church (2 hrs)
  • Spiritual Formation (3 hrs)
  • Pastoral Care and Counseling (3 hrs)
  • Professional Chaplaincy (3 hrs)
  • Clinical Pastoral Education (6 hrs)
  • Biblical Foundations of Mission (3 hrs)
  • Literature and History of the Old Testament I (3 hrs)
  • Literature and History of the Old Testament II (3 hrs)
  • Ethics for the Vocation of Ministry (3 hrs)
  • Homiletics (3 hrs)
  • Pastoral Preaching (3 hrs)
  • History of the Christian Church (3 hrs)
  • Literature and History of the New Testament I (3 hrs)
  • Literature and History of the New Testament II (3 hrs)
  • Church of God Reformation Movement (or Denominational History) (3 hrs)
  • The Christian Mission in a Pluralistic World (3 hrs)
  • Pastoral Care and Grief (3 hrs)
  • Advanced Pastoral Care Seminar (crisis counseling) (3 hrs)
  • Constructive Theology I (3 hrs)
  • Constructive Theology II (3 hrs)
  • Ministry of Biblical Reconciliation (3 hrs)
  • Clinical Pastoral Leadership (6 hrs)

Total hours for the MACM Degree= 48 (courses bolded above)
Total hours with Professional Chaplaincy Concentration = 72

Click here for information on tuition and scholarships.

For admissions, scholarship, or financial aid questions, contact David Neidert, director of student development, by email at or by telephone at (765) 641-4526.