Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care: What the World Needs Now
Today, there is a growing need for well-trained chaplains who provide spiritual care to people right where they are; Chaplains who know how to compassionately support people dealing with health issues, addictions, aging, grief, loss and trauma in settings such as long-term care, hospitals, prisons and military posts.
For that reason, Providence is now offering a Master of Arts in Chaplaincy/Spiritual Care. It is a vocational ministry degree designed to equip you with the theoretical and practical training necessary for spiritual and pastoral care.
The core courses in biblical and theological studies will be foundational to your training. Building on that foundation, the practical classes in counselling and spiritual care will equip you for effective work as a chaplain. The practicum will provide you with mentored, hands-on experience that will develop you as a confident and competent leader and/or practitioner.
|Master of Arts
||Chaplaincy / Spiritual Care major||60 credit hours|
In addition to a completed application and personal references, the Seminary requires an undergraduatedegree from an accredited institution. Students must have attained a minimum GPA of 2.50 in the last two years of study (60 credits). Those without a recognized degree may qualify for admission as a Mature or Non-Accredited Degree student. (See 2.3.4 in the Academic Calendar for details).
Graduates from the MA Chaplaincy/Spiritual Care program are encouraged to apply for membership with the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC).
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please look to the Academic Calendar for full information and course lists. If there are discrepancies between the information listed here and in the Academic Calendar, the Academic Calendar is definitive.
You will be enrolling in courses from three departments – Biblical & Theological Studies, Chaplaincy/Spiritual Care, and Counselling – as follows:
Biblical & Theological Studies Courses:
- BI5101 Hermeneutics
- BI5102 Reading the Church’s Bible
- GS5107 World Religions
- IN5102 Theology and Practice of Christian Spirituality
- TS5101 Survey of Church History
- TS5201 Theological Foundations
- TS5302 Christian Ethics
- CH5101 Chaplaincy/Spiritual Care Foundations
- CH5102 Chaplaincy/Spiritual Care Vision and Leadership
- CH6201 Pastoral Care: Theology of Suffering
- CH7501 Topics in Spiritual Care
- PS7511 Applied Focus: Personal Ministry Formation
- CH7400 Summative Project
- CP5105 Integration of Theology and Psychology
- CP5113 Crisis and Trauma Counselling
- CP5116 Counselling Across Cultures
- CP5111 Ethical and Legal Issues for Counsellors
Tim Perry, Ph.D.
Professor of Theology
Hank Dixon, Ph.D.
Gloria Woodland, Ph.D.
Graduates can find chaplaincy jobs in diverse workplaces. Chaplains serve people in long-term care, hospitals, military, correctional and rehabilitation facilities, as well as corporate, private and NGO organizations.