Have you ever needed support on your journey toward Christ? Chaplains are uniquely gifted ministers who specialize in pastoral care, caregiving and supporting others spiritually. A career in chaplaincy opens the door for the Holy Spirit to move through your skills and abilities to personally minister to others in extreme circumstances. While a career in chaplaincy is demanding, it is also highly rewarding and gives you a front-row seat to the Kingdom of God.
Earning your degree in Chaplaincy provides the training and credentials you need to support the faith of others in the military, institutions or organizations. Because of the rigorous demands on chaplains, comprehensive preparation is critical. You want thorough preparation in theology and ministry to handle intense emotional and spiritual situations with grace and humility. To expand your career opportunities, our program fulfills the requirements of an MDiv while providing the specialized education you need.
What to Expect
In our 80-hour program, you will learn to critically, faithfully, and responsibly interpret and apply Scripture in appropriate ministry settings. You will also have the opportunity to develop communal and personal disciplines that nourish your life with God as you rely on Him in your vocation. Through your studies, you will complete one basic unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at the location of your choice as a necessary step to fulfill ACPE/APC requirements to become a Board Certified Chaplain.
80 Credit Hours
Step Into Your Calling
Cultivate the ministry skills you need to walk others through difficult seasons of life.
Community-Based Learning Opportunity
Do you want to complete your studies in a tight-knit community? Master of Divinity (Chaplaincy) students are eligible to join LIFE 631, a residential, co-curricular program that prioritizes emotional and spiritual formation. Study with others who share your calling.
Hear from Chaplaincy Students
MDIV (Chaplaincy), 2018 Graduate
I would not be where I am today had I not been blessed to experience the transformational community that is Ashland Theological Seminary.
MDIV (Chaplaincy), 2019 Graduate
I am thrilled to have attended Ashland Theological Seminary. My education enhanced my spiritual growth and maturity. It gave me hope, brought true transformation, and taught me more about trusting God, both inside and outside the church walls.
Theological Education You Can Afford
One of your main concerns with theological education may be the costs involved. For a limited time, we’re offering a $6,000 scholarship to the first 100 new students matriculating in fall 2022. In addition, all returning students will receive 15% off the total cost of tuition for fall & spring semesters to ensure you can access the ministry preparation you need.
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We’re here to support you as you follow God’s call on your life. When you complete this form, we will personally reach out to discuss our chaplaincy program. We’re here to support you as you discern which path of ministry at Ashland Theological Seminary is right for you.