Prepares men and women to serve as chaplains in hospital, military, corporate, or campus environments and in other ministries of care.
|Total Hours||79 credit hours|
|Degree Time Limit||7 years from first DTS class|
|Real-time courses||4 courses required |
(Fully Online degree)
|Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)||12 hours per academic year|
How do I select MACP electives?
Students have 9 hours of electives with 6-hours required from upper-level Ministry and Communication courses. Ministry and Communication courses are those listed in the following departments: PM, WM, BC, EML, MW. A few questions to ask:
What should I do and know for my internship (INT5180)?
Students should anticipate serving in a ministry setting that involves pastoral care or chaplaincy experience. The internship is designed to cultivate a student’s ministry skill and clarify future ministry direction. Students may substitute their internship with Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE). If students intend to pursue this option, they should consult the internship office before beginning CPE. Many locations that offer CPE training require an application several months before the start date. Be sure to plan ahead and look into the requirements and deadlines for CPE at your desired location.
The internship requires an application in order to be registered and will take time to complete. Students are encouraged to begin this internship application before registration opens for the semester in which they would like start.
40 hours completed
– Progress toward SF5100/5110
– BC5701 Chaplaincy Orientation and Ethics
– BC5300 Professional Skills and Ethics OR BC5101 Pastoral Counseling and Ethics
|Number of Semesters||3|
How do I find a chaplaincy or other ministry care position?
Students in this degree will pursue a variety of ministry care and chaplaincy positions. The following are general guidelines.
For Chaplaincy – it is important for students to consider the following:
For Ministry Care – this could be vocational or volunteer.
What is required for Graduation?
This online event was hosted by Academic Advising (Luke Spencer and Sarah Bowler) with Dr. Dipa Hart, Director of Ministry Formation and Internships. Dr. Hart shared about various types of chaplaincy and ministry care for the purposes of the MACP internship. She also explained a little more information about CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) and its relationship to the required internship in the degree.
The following are degree worksheets specific to students who entered the MACP or reclassified to the MACP in the following academic years. If students have questions about their specific degree requirements or degree audit, students should contact their academic advisor.
Master’s level students keep their current Logos Bible Software package. Future Logos updates or upgrades are the responsibility of each person and not done through DTS.
DTS graduates have three options for further training: