Master of Chaplaincy

The Master of Chaplaincy (MChap) degree programme provides essential post-graduate professional preparation for chaplaincy ministries with broad exposure to other fields of theological study. The programme is intended for men and women who already have an undergraduate background in ministerial studies but desire to obtain the basic and specialized preparation needed to become professional chaplains. It is also designed to enable practising pastors/chaplains and intending chaplains to pursue a higher degree.

The need for competent and skilled chaplains to care for students' spiritual needs, military personnel, and institutions need trained and competent chaplains. Further, the Adventist Church in Africa is active in ministering to Adventist and non-Adventist students in public primary, secondary and tertiary institutions and persons in military and correctional institutions. 

The Master of Chaplaincy degree is for ministers desiring clinical training and professional preparedness to serve men and women in educational institutions, Church departments, healthcare centres, uniformed services, correctional facilities, etc.

  1. To develop competencies in Biblical, doctrinal, spiritual formation, and pastoral counselling.
  2. To develop skills and attitude of servant leadership required for chaplaincy ministry.

  1. Have a bachelor’s degree in Theology/Religion with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 on a 4-point scale or its equivalent grade of 60%. Applicants with a CGPA of 2.5 to 2.99 or 55% to 59% may be accepted on probation.
  2. Have two Recommendations: One from the local Church Board and one from your previous university or from the employing organization if employed. Submit the name, email address and designation of your referees, and AUA admissions will email the link for completing the online recommendation form. The applicant should seek the consent of the referee before submitting their details.
  3. Must demonstrate proficiency in English.

 Programme Coordinator: Dr Israel Kafeero Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
 

  • Biblical & Theological Courses - 9 Credits
  • Core Courses - 34 Credits
  • Concentration Courses - 9 Credits
  • Electives - 9 Credits
  • Research and Projects - 11 Credits
  • Total: 72 Credits

 

  • No. of Sessions/Semesters: 6
  • Duration of the Programme: 3 Years Full Time

 

 

Prefix

Course Title

Credits

COMMON COURSES (20 CREDITS)

Research Courses

GSEM 607

Documentary Research and Writing

3

CHAP 694

Seminar in Chaplaincy Research

2

CHAP 695

Chaplaincy Project

6

Biblical and Theological Courses

OTST 665

Pentateuch

3

NTST 660

Gospels

3

THST 615

Creation and Human Suffering

3

CORE COURSES (34 CREDITS)

CHAP 611

Foundations of Chaplaincy

2

CHAP 614

Chaplaincy Formation

3

CHAP 620

Multi-Religious Context Chaplaincy

3

CHAP 622

Chaplaincy Professional Ethics

3

CHAP 624

Clinical Training in Pastoral Care

3

CHAP 630

Marriage and Family Counselling

3

CHAP 668

Worship, Homiletics, and Healing

3

CHAP 672

Crisis and Grief Counselling

3

CHAP 674

Care of the Bereaved and Dying

3

CHAP 669

Clinical Pastoral Education -1 (CPE-1)

8

CONCENTRATION COURSES (9)

Campus Ministry

CHAP 631

Campus Chaplaincy

3

CHAP 633

Issues in Contemporary Youth Culture

3

CHAP 650

Children Youth and Young Adult Ministry

3

Correctional Chaplaincy

CHAP 635

Correctional Chaplaincy

3

CHAP 637

Seminar in Correctional Chaplaincy

3

CHAP 652

Chaplaincy and Justice

3

Healthcare Chaplaincy

CHAP 639

Healthcare Ministry and Chaplaincy

3

CHAP 641

Mental Health and Spirituality

3

CHAP 654

Health and Illness

3

Military Chaplaincy

CHAP 643

Military Chaplaincy

3

CHAP 645

Context and Culture of Military

3

CHAP 656

Seminary in Military Chaplaincy

3

Elective Courses (9)

CHAP 679

Clinical Pastoral Education - 2 (CPE-2)

9

A Choice for the Second Concentration, from above

9

 

Total number of credits for the programme

72