No. However, we have our own financial aid program offering either tuition reduction or work study, for those who meet the qualifications. Please request the financial aid form from the admissions office: email@example.com.
The tuition is $18,150 for nine required and three elective courses. There are additional seminary and community fees as well as out-of-pocket expenses that may bring the total close to $24,500. Payment can be made in installments after an initial enrollment deposit.
If you have a theological degree from a seminary, graduate school, or the like, you may request a waiver of some of the course requirements. These are addressed on a case-by-case basis.
We are not an accredited school in the same manner of traditional denomination-centric seminaries. However, students enrolled at the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) have taken our courses for credit in their programs with prior approval from their academic advisors. The full Chaplaincy Program is valued at 18 graduate level units toward a Masters Degree at
The arts as a “second language” are emphasized at ChI because they are a primary mode through which we sense and express the Divine throughout our lives. Creative expression of the religious or spiritual experience has been part of all religions and faith traditions, dating back to prehistoric times. We hold, as a learning objective,
Courses typically have from ten to twenty students. Small group size ensures a relaxed, intimate environment with a high level of interaction between faculty and other participants, with ample opportunity for dialogue and questions.
The shortest amount of time to complete the course work is about a year, and all program requirements can be completed in under 18 months, from application to ordination (if approved and scheduled well). Often students extend their studies over multiple years; your course of study can extend up to three years. The courses do
All of them, nine required courses plus eight electives! Our entire coursework is online and can be completed from anywhere, with the exception of the residential learning retreat and independent learning done in your own location.
The Chaplaincy Program includes nine required courses plus three chosen elective courses, all held on Moodle and Zoom. Independent homework includes online Moodle classes, reading, writing, creative work and experiential assignments. In addition, students engage in further learning and ministerial formation in spiritual site visits, personal spiritual practice, a 200-to-400-hour practicum, and their own vocational