Military Ministry Program

What if I am a professional chaplain or counselor, or plan to become one?

What if I want to take courses without earning the certificate?

Just as the military is a unique subculture of our greater society, military chaplains are a unique subset of the greater society of professional chaplains.  While all chaplains are charged with providing care and support in an interfaith environment to all of those under their pastoral care, military chaplains face an additional set of unique challenges.

To assist those students who aspire to become military chaplains, we have established the Master’s Certificate in Military Chaplaincy to help prepare you for that role.

Many of us are allies and volunteers supporting military members, veterans, and their loved ones.

The program is particularly helpful for DRGLs, emergency volunteers, Pagan leaders, or anyone who wishes to learn.

If you wish to take a MMP course being offered, first email us with a request AND complete this registration form (if you have not done so in the past).

Fifteen credit-hour specialty track beyond the requirements for the Master of Divinity degree the following topics:

Military Chaplaincy Core I (3 credit hours, 1 hour per topic)
1.    Introduction to Military Chaplaincy
2.    Ministry to Military Families
3.    War, Ethics and Religion

Military Chaplaincy Core II (3 credit hours, 1 hour per topic)
4.    The Experience of War
5.    The Wounded Warrior
6.    Grief, Trauma, Loss and Recovery

Military Chaplaincy Core III (3 credit hours, 1 hour per topic)
7.    Chaplaincy and Religious Freedom
8.    Accommodation of Minority Faith Formations in the Military Context
9.    Resolving Conflicts between Personal Faith and Requirements of Pluralistic Ministry

10. Sexuality, Culture and Religion (3 credit hours)

11. Understanding Sacred Texts (3 credit hours)

Core classes are taught by instructors experienced in the military and with military chaplaincy. To earn the master’s certificate you must be currently matriculated in an M.Div. program (does not have to be CHS), OR have already been awarded an M.Div degree OR be currently serving as an institutional chaplain. Contact us for inquiries or apply here.



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