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 the necessary skills and practices in spiritual care, theology and ethics, and 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, especially during the summer.

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

January Intersession

  1. Care for Marginalized Communities

Spring Semester

  1. Death Theologies and Rituals in Chaplaincy
  2. Spiritual Counseling in Chaplaincy
  3. Meaning Making: Theological Reflection in Chaplaincy

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE): Starting fall 2023, students will not be required to complete a one unit of CPE. Current students have the option of taking a class or completing a one unit of CPE. The ICP highly recommends completing at least one unit of CPE after graduation.

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!