Institute of Pastoral Studies
820 N. Michigan Ave
Lewis Towers Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60611
Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies - Health Care Chaplaincy
The IPS Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies (MAPS) offers a unique Health Care Chaplaincy concentration to prepare students for the entire process to be certified as a Board Certified Chaplain (BOC) with The National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC).
This 36-credit hour degree program consists of the eight Core Courses of the MAPS degree, three health-care related electives, four units of CPE, two workshops, and the Health Care Integration Project.
All components of the MAPS—Health Care Chaplaincy concentration, except for CPE, can be completed online or on-campus. Some courses are also available in the summer through the IPS Rome program.
Eight Core MAPS Courses:
Three Health Care Related Courses:
Four Units of CPE
Based on the requirements for Board Certification as a chaplain, the MAPS—HCC concentration requires students to complete four units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE).
The NACC also recommends that those preparing for chaplaincy complete at least two workshops related to issues in health care.
The Health Care Integration Project
The final program requirement is IPS 493—the Health Care Integration project. In IPS 493, students are mentored in the process of preparing the materials required to sit for board certification.
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Large City
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