Master of Arts in Chaplaincy

=Master of Arts in Chaplaincy

Our MA in Chaplaincy is a professional degree program where education is structured around the integration of theory and practice. We train the next generation of religious leaders, who view chaplaincy as the professional practice of spiritual care for all people.

You will develop the concrete skills and deep understanding necessary for working in a multifaith environment, as outlined in “Common Qualifications and Competencies for Professional Chaplains” and the “Standards of Practice for Professional Chaplains” of the Association of Professional Chaplains. Our graduates are confident in their ability to care for and empathize with people of all backgrounds in many settings – from hospitals and prisons to universities, the military, and in various religious communities.

Program Structure

The MA in Chaplaincy is a 36-credit professional degree program that can be completed in two years by a full-time student. The program can be completed online, but it may take a distance student more than two years to complete. Students have the option to specialize in Islamic Chaplaincy. View Program Curriculum

Where Your Journey May Lead

MA in Chaplaincy Career Paths

Hospital Chaplaincy

State and Federal Prison Chaplaincy

University Chaplaincy

Military Chaplaincy

The Value of Experience

Aida Mansoor


Our faculty bring years of academic and practical experience teaching and serving communities of different faiths as practicing chaplains and religious leaders. They are award-winning authors, scholars of religion, and passionate leaders of faith, with teaching and research experience that makes them experts in their fields. They have spoken to their research on international stages, empathizing sociological contexts, gender, and religion in the modern world.

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With a foundation in interreligious education and professional spiritual care, our alumni are serving as chaplains across the globe – from top academic institutions to leading religious organizations. They hold religious leadership roles where they serve people in diverse communities and are focused on faith as a means to inclusivity and wellbeing while erasing religious dogmatism.

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The People Who Thrive Here

Our program is designed by faculty and for students who see chaplaincy as the institutional application of care. They are characterized by intellectual curiosity – and a will to be confident in their knowledge of others and how to care for people from diverse backgrounds in diverse settings.

Opportunities & Highlights

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Broaden your perspective. Deepen your ability to make a difference. Hartford International University programs prepare religious leaders and peacemakers who go beyond their own beliefs to embrace people of all faiths.