Interfaith Chaplaincy, Master | Claremont School of Theology | Claremont, United States
36 months
1105 USD/credit 26520 USD/year
1105 USD/credit 26520 USD/year
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The Divinity - Interfaith Chaplaincy program of Claremont School of Theology is designed to meet the needs of those who wish to become scholar-­practitioners in chaplaincy, educated according to the highest standards and eligible to seek professional certification by the Association of Professional Chaplains and other such agencies.


Key Features

Given the frequency with which today’s chaplains are required to engage religious diversity interpersonally and programmatically, it is the purpose of this program to offer an education with two intertwining aspects: a lively and maturing engagement with one’s own tradition and a well-­informed and caringly­-embodied knowledge of religious diversity and interfaith encounter.

The Interfaith Chaplaincy program of Claremont School of Theology offers depth and breadth of preparation. Depth is established by the requirement that all students grow in knowledge of their own religious tradition and the tradition of others, as well as the history, theory, and practice of spiritual care and chaplaincy. Breadth is established through the program’s elective units, which students can use to prepare themselves according to the expectations of one’s own religious tradition and/or professional certification requirements.

Overall, the program seeks to offer a flexible structure that supports vocational and intellectual exploration and development, while encouraging student initiative and responsibility.  The program prepares for the work of chaplaincy or for doctoral level work in spiritual care.

Students take courses in theological studies, interfaith and cultural competencies, spiritual formation, and chaplaincy/spiritual care. Clinical Pastoral Education is required.

This track cannot be completed in within the hybrid M.Div. program. However, students can meet the academic requirements for chaplaincy certification by completing the hybrid M.Div., Ministerial Leadership Track.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Sacred Texts
  • History of a Particular Religious Tradition
  • Theology, Teaching, and Tenets
  • Religious and/or Faith-based Ethics
  • Interreligious Dialogue and Leadership
  • Interfaith Care and Counseling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application Form
  • Application Fee ($50)
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement (Approximately 1000 words)
  • Your personal statement should address: your reasons for a pursuit of graduate theological study, your desire to study at Claremont School of Theology, your intended use of the degree in meeting future goals
  • Official sealed transcripts from all institutions attended after high school
  • Letters of Recommendation – 3 total
  • English Proficiency Documentation - required for all applicants for whom English is a second language. Either official TOEFL or official IELTS scores will be accepted. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1105 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    26520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1105 USD per credit during 36 months.

Living costs for Claremont

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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