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
(21 credits)
Seven (7) 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.
Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)
(3 credits)
A clinical rotation at an ACPE approved center

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.

The ICP is offering courses to cover the following subjects: 

  1. Chaplaincy settings and models
  2. Rituals in chaplaincy
  3. Interreligious approaches to spiritual Care
  4. Seminar in pediatric chaplaincy
  5. Spirituality in bereavement: interfaith perspective
  6. Theologies of death across traditions
  7. Spiritual care for marginalized communities
  8. Religious and spiritual diversity in counseling

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE): Students have the option of applying for an extended or intensive summer unit after the completion of the coursework. CPE placement requires the permission of the program director.

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!