12 months
500 USD/credit 12000 USD/year
500 USD/credit 12000 USD/year
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The first of its kind, the Graduate Theological Union’s Interreligious Chaplaincy Program equips leaders to practice spiritual care among diverse populations. The program offers students who have previously earned a qualifying master’s degree the opportunity to earn a Certificate in Interreligious Chaplaincy. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


Key Features

Spiritual care is a vital need across industries, including hospitals, universities, prisons, military, immigration, family and social services, disaster relief, airports, and corporations. This program provides the skills to effectively serve persons from diverse religious backgrounds in a wide variety of situations and life stages. Coursework will incorporate practical spiritual care and interreligious training, as well as counseling, theology, and ethics. 

Graduate Theological Union ’s Interreligious Chaplaincy Program fulfills a requirement for board certification and equips students with spiritual caregiving skills and knowledge necessary to practice chaplaincy in traditional and non-traditional chaplaincy settings. The ICP works closely with the GTU's Centers for Jewish, Dharma, and Islamic Studies and with affiliate institutions to increase the competency of chaplaincy students in traditions underrepresented among institutional chaplains.

Programme Structure

The ICP is offering courses to cover the following subjects: 

  • Chaplaincy settings and models
  • Rituals in chaplaincy
  • Interreligious approaches to spiritual Care
  • Seminar in pediatric chaplaincy
  • Spirituality in bereavement: interfaith perspective
  • Theologies of death across traditions
  • Spiritual care for marginalized communities
  • Religious and spiritual diversity in counseling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Apply before July 15 and your application fee will be waived.


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
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24 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • MA from the GTU, GTU consortial member school, or other master’s program in religion or a related discipline.  
  • Letter of recommendation from a peer in the spiritual care field, a religious leader, or a faculty adviser.
  • Apply before July 15, 2021, and your application fee will be waived.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 500 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    12000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 500 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Berkeley

1750 - 2820 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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