The Master of Arts in Christian Leadership with emphasis in chaplaincy training provides a curriculum best suited for entering professional chaplaincy in a hospital, the armed forces, or other settings. Both the Association of Professional Chaplains and the National Conference on Ministry to the Armed Forces require at least 72 semester hours of credit in any seminary degree program accredited by the Association of Theological Schools. Most chaplaincies require a breadth of knowledge of how to work in environments with religious diversity.

Five reasons to prepare for chaplaincy at Multnomah

  1. Multnomah offers two fully accredited degree programs: MACL and MDiv
  2. Multnomah's chaplaincy emphasis provides the graduate-level, theological education necessary to apply to be a board certified chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains for hospital chaplains or health-care chaplains, as well as the National Conference on Ministry to the Armed Forces for military chaplaincies.
  3. Because of the practical, balanced approach to ministry training, Multnomah offers an ideal curriculum base for demonstrated professional excellence as a chaplain
  4. Multnomah's unique mentored ministry requirements allow academic credit for Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) units required by hospital or military chaplaincy associations
  5. Students will meet the educational requirements to be a Hospital Chaplain, a Military Services Chaplain, a Law Enforcement Chaplain, an Emergency Services Chaplain, and more.

For further description of the curriculum, please see the university catalog.