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. 

Purpose of the Programme

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.  
 

Duration of the Program

Years

Semesters/Sessions

Full-time

2

4 Semesters

Part-time

3

3 Sessions + 1 Inter-semester for CPE I

 

 

Requirements

Credits

Core Courses

31

Specialization

9

Research & Thesis Project

12

Total

52

 

Specializations:

  • Correctional Chaplaincy
  • Military Chaplaincy
  • Healthcare Chaplaincy

 

MChap

Core Courses

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

CHAP 611

Foundation of chaplaincy

2

 

CHAP 614

Chaplaincy Formation and Professional Ethics

3

 

CHAP 620

Multi-Religious Context Chaplaincy

3

 

CHAP 668

Worship, Homiletics and Healing

3

 

CHAP 674

Care of the Bereaved and Dying

3

 

CHAP 665

Theology of OT

3

 

CHAP 660

Theology of NT

3

 

CHAP 615

Theology of Human Suffering

3

 

CHAP 669

Clinical Pastoral Education-1 (CPE-1)

8

   

Total

31

       

Specialization 1

Campus Chaplaincy

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

CHAP 631

Campus Chaplaincy

3

 

CHAP 633

Issues in Contemporary Youth Culture

3

 

CHAP 650

Children Youth and Young Adult Ministry

3

     

9

Specialization 2

Correctional Chaplaincy

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

CHAP 635

Correctional Chaplaincy 

3

 

CHAP 637

Seminar in Correctional Chaplaincy

3

 

CHAP 652

Chaplaincy and Justice

3

     

9

Specialization 3

Military Chaplaincy

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

CHAP 643

Military Chaplaincy

3

 

CHAP 645

Context and Culture of Military

3

 

CHAP 656

Seminary in Military Chaplaincy

3

     

9

Specialization 4

Healthcare chaplaincy

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

CHAP 639

Healthcare Ministry and Chaplaincy

3

 

CHAP 641

Mental Health and Spirituality

3

 

CHAP 654

Health and Illness

3

   

Total

9

   

INTERSEMESTER (Healthcare Chaplaincy)

 
 

CHAP 679

Clinical Pastoral Education-2 (CPE-2)

9

       

Research

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

GSEM 605

Applied Theology Research and Writing

3

 

CHAP 694

Seminar in Chaplaincy Research  

3

 

CHAP 695

Chaplaincy Project/Thesis

6

   

Total

12

Grand Total:

 

52

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Part-Time  Schedule

MChap. – Specialization (Correctional Chaplaincy)

Year 1 – Session 1

 

Year 2 – Session 2

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

GSEM605

Applied Theology Research and Writing

3

 

THST 615

Theology of Human Suffering

3

OTST 665

Theology of the Old Testament

3

 

NTST 660

Theology of the New Testament

3

CHAP 611

Foundation of Chaplaincy

2

 

CHAP 674

Care of the Bereaved and Dying

3

CHAP 614

Chaplaincy Formation/Professional Ethics 

3

 

CHAP 668

Worship, Homiletics and Healing

3

CHAP 620

Multi-Religious Context-Chaplaincy

3

 

CHAP 694

Seminar in Chaplaincy Research

(Thesis/Project proposal)                                                                                                    

3

             
 

Total

14

   

Total

15

 

Between Yr. 1 and Yr. 2: Specially Arranged Courses:

 
 

CHAP 669 Clinical Pastoral Education-I

8

             
 

Year 3 – Session 3

   

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

CHAP 635

Correctional Chaplaincy 

3

       

CHAP 637

Seminar in Correctional Chaplaincy

3

       

CHAP 652

Chaplaincy and Justice

3

       

CHAP 695

Chaplaincy Project/Thesis 

 (Thesis Defence)

6

       
 

Total

15

   

Total

 

Grand Total:  52

  

Part Time Schedule

MChap. – Specialization (Military Chaplaincy)

Year 1

Year 1 – Session 1

 

Year 2 – Session 2

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

GSEM605

Applied Theology Research and Writing

3

 

THST 615

Theology of Human Suffering

3

OTST 665

Theology of the Old Testament

3

 

NTST 660

Theology of the New Testament

3

CHAP 611

Foundation of Chaplaincy

2

 

CHAP 674

Care of the Bereaved and Dying

3

CHAP 614

Chaplaincy Formation/Professional Ethics 

3

 

CHAP 668

Worship, Homiletics and Healing

3

CHAP 620

Multi-Religious Context-Chaplaincy

3

 

CHAP 694

Seminar in Chaplaincy Research

(Thesis/Project proposal)                                                                                                    

3

             
 

Total

14

   

Total

15

             
 

Between Yr. 1 and Yr. 2: Specially Arranged Courses:

 
 

CHAP 669 Clinical Pastoral Education-I

8

 

Year 3 – Session 3

   

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

CHAP 643

Military Chaplaincy

3

       

CHAP 645

Context and Culture of Military

3

       

CHAP 656

Seminary in Military Chaplaincy

3

       

CHAP 695

Chaplaincy Project/Thesis 

 (Thesis Defence)

6

       
 

Total

15

   

Total

 

Grand Total: 52

 

MChap. – Specialization: (Healthcare Chaplaincy)  

 

Year 1 – Session 1

 

Year 2 – Session 2

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

GSEM605

Applied Theology Research and Writing

3

 

THST 615

Theology of Human Suffering

3

OTST 665

Theology of the Old Testament

3

 

NTST 660

Theology of the New Testament

3

CHAP 611

Foundation of Chaplaincy

2

 

CHAP 674

Care of the Bereaved and Dying

3

CHAP 614

Chaplaincy Formation/Professional Ethics 

3

 

CHAP 668

Worship, Homiletics and Healing

3

CHAP 620

Multi-Religious Context-Chaplaincy

3

 

CHAP 694

Seminar in Chaplaincy Research

(Thesis/Project proposal)                                                                                                    

3

             
 

Total

14

   

Total

15

             
 

Between Yr. 1 and Yr. 2: Specially Arranged Courses:

 
 

CHAP 669 Clinical Pastoral Education-I

8

 

Year 3 – Session 3

   

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

CHAP 639

Healthcare Ministry and Chaplaincy

3

 

CHAP 669

Clinical Pastoral Education-2 (CPE-2)

9

CHAP 641

Mental Health and Spirituality

3

   

CHAP 654

Health and Illness

3

 

CHAP 695

Chaplaincy Project/Thesis 

 (Thesis Defence)

6

 
 

Total

15

   

Total

9

Grand Total: 61