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The Master of Divinity (Chaplaincy) equips servant leaders with specialized skills to perform the pastoral, caregiver, and spiritual support roles of a chaplain in a military, institutional, or organizational setting and whose religious affiliation or employing institution require the MDIV degree. The curriculum provides the requisite credits and areas of study specified by the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) for recognition as a Board Certified Chaplain (BCC).
Having completed the MDIV (Chaplaincy), students will be able to:
Students earning the Master of Divinity (Chaplaincy) degree must complete 80 credit hours with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 grading scale. They must also complete one basic unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at a setting of their choice. At least one-third of this degree must be completed at the Ashland Campus. Two-thirds of this degree may be completed online.
|Class Name||Credit Hours|
|Preliminary and Summative Coursework|
|Step One Platform (required online, 5-wk non-credit bearing)|
|CHP 7790 Capstone Experience for Chaplaincy||1 hour|
|Spiritual Formation Courses|
|SPF 5541 Spiritual Formation Core (1): Spiritual Disciplines||2 hours|
|SPF 5542 Spiritual Formation Core (2): Prayer||2 hours|
|BSG 5501 Engaging Texts and Contexts||3 hours|
|CHS 5500 Story of the Christian Faith||3 hours|
|CTH 5520 Christian Theology for the Kingdom of God||3 hours|
|ETH 5530 Christian Ethics||3 hours|
|MSS 5501 Kingdom Mission in a Global Community||3 hours|
|NTS 5511 Introduction to the New Testament||3 hours|
|OTS 5511 Introduction to the Old Testament (Part 1)||3 hours|
|OTS 5512 Introduction to the Old Testament (Part 2)||3 hours|
|CLD 6630 Leading the People of God||3 hours|
|CWP 5512 Worship and the Community of God||3 hours|
|PCC 5520 Well Being in Ministry||3 hours|
|PCC 5530 Pastoral Counseling and Care||3 hours|
|CHP 6645 Introduction to Chaplaincy||3 hours|
|CHP 6646 Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Basic Unit||3 hours|
|CHP 6650 Advanced Ethics for Ministry Practitioners||3 hours|
|EVG 7726 Navigating the Multi-Faith Context||3 hours|
|MSS 6613 Cultural Competencies||3 hours|
|PTS 7794 Independent Study in Pastoral Ministry||3 hours|
|PCC Elective||9 hours|
|OTS/NTS Elective||1-3 hours|
|CHS/CTH/ETH Electives||1-3 hours|
|PTS Electives||1-3 hours|
|Open Electives||6 hours|
|Total Hours||80 hours|
Bill's college years were filled with the stereotypical drinking, drugs, and girls, but a community of believers found him and made all the difference. Now, as Bill ministers to college students, God is using that grace-filled story to help others.
Kelsey began her undergraduate journey with dreams of law school, but God showed up in a big way and changed the rest of her life.
The MDiv program will take you on a transformative journey of personal formation, biblical and theological inquiry, and relational growth. By exploring biblical languages, you will open scripture’s voice for the church today. The #1 reason our students chose Ashland among all seminaries is our commitment to spiritual formation. You will learn to lead out of the changes God has made and is making in your life.