School of Theology and Ministry
Master of Divinity

Chaplaincy Specialization

  • I. Scripture

    Fifteen credits

    • STMM 526 Hebrew Scripture (3)
    • STMM 527 Christian Scriptures (3)
    • Elective in Hebrew Scripture (3)
    • Elective in Christian Scripture (3)
    • Elective in Scripture (3)

    II. Systematic and Historical Theology

    Eighteen credits

    • STMM 500 Christian Anthropology (3)
    • STMM 501 Christology (3) OR STMM 575 Images of the Sacred
    • STMM 503 Theology in an Ecumenical Context (3)
    • STMA 500 Hermeneutics (3)
    • Elective in Systematic Theology (3)
    • STMA 516 History of Ancient Christianity (3), or
    • STMA 517 History of Medieval Christianity (3) or
    • STMM 563 Christian Spirituality (3)

    III. Spirituality, Ethics, and Justice

    Eighteen credits

    • STMM 504 Christian Ethics (3)
    • STMM 547 Christian Sexuality (3)
    • STMM 560 Ministry in a Multicultural Context (3)
    • STMM 561 Contemporary Christian Spirituality and Prayer (3)
    • STMA 570 Spiritual Discernment (3)
    • Elective in Ethics or Justice (3)

    IV. Pastoral Skills and Ministerial Formation

    Twenty-seven credits

    • STMM 553 Pastoral Care Skills (3)
    • STMM 554 Fostering Communities of Faith (3)
    • STML 561 Transformational Leadership
    • STMM 557 Ministerial and Theological Integration I (3)
    • STMM 558 Ministerial and Theological Integration II (3)
    • STMM 559 Ministerial and Theological Integration III (3)
    • STMA 542 Chaplain as Reflective Practitioner - Theologian (3, 1 unit CPE)
    • STMA 557 MDiv Synthesis I (3)
    • Elective in Religious Education (3)

    V. Worship and Liturgy

    Six credits

    • STMM 505 Sacramental and Liturgical Theology (3), or
    • STMM 510 Theology and Practice of Worship (3)
    • STMM 550 Preaching the Word: Homiletics (3)

    VI. Chaplaincy Specialization

    Fifteen credits

    • STMA 561 Psycho-Spiritual Development (3)
    • STMA 581 Family Systems in Ministry (3)
    • STMC 552 Counseling Theory and Techniques (3)
    • STMC 554 Group Counseling Theory and Techniques (3)
    • STMC 570 Addiction and Abuse (3)

    VII. Specialization Electives

    Nine credits

    • STMA 543 Chaplaincy I: Crisis and Trauma Counseling (3, 1 unit CPE)
    • STMA 544 Chaplaincy II: Grief and Loss Counseling (3, 1 unit CPE)
    • STMA 545 Chaplaincy III: Brief Counseling in Pastoral Care and Counseling (3, 1 unit CPE)
       

    VIII. General Electives (9)

    Students may take up to 6 credits of Greek and 6 credits of Hebrew as electives.

     

    MINIMUM CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE..................117