Interreligious Chaplaincy Course Overview

Course Overview: Interreligious Chaplaincy Certificate


Requirements for Certificate in Interreligious Chaplaincy (ICP)
(24 credits)

Courses in the art and practice of chaplaincy
(24 credits)

Eight (8) three-credit ICP courses that address necessary skills needed for interreligious competency to serve as chaplains in diverse settings.

The practice of chaplaincy: Courses in chaplaincy will be offered in the fall and spring semesters, and the January Intersession. The ICP director may recommend equivalent courses offered by the GTU member schools.

For current and future courses, refer to the Course Schedule. Here are some of the recurring courses: 

Fall Semester: 

  1. Chaplaincy Settings and Models
  2. Trauma and Spiritual Care
  3. A course on addiction, psychedelics, mental health or other related topics.

January Intersession

  1. Care for Marginalized Communities

Spring Semester

  1. Death Theologies and Rituals in Chaplaincy
  2. Spiritual Counseling in Chaplaincy
  3. Soulcare in Chaplaincy
  4. Prep CPE course: Meaning Making & Theological Reflection in Chaplaincy

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE): As of 2023, completion of a one unit of CPE is no longer required. The ICP promotes CPE and hosts the annual GTU CPE Day in October where ACPE educators and students meet virtually. We encourage students and graduates to enroll in a full-year CPE residency upon the completeion of the ICP.

Chaplaincy Retreat: Students may be invited to an annual retreat to meet and network with active chaplains, ACPE supervisors, and guest scholars. Currently not required due to COVID-19!