Master of Divinity - Pastoral Care

Students who plan to serve as chaplains in hospitals or other institutions may choose to concentrate in the area of pastoral care.

A Master of Divinity with a concentration in Pastoral Care is possible if the student is admitted to a residency program at an accredited institution. Deaconess Hospital, for example, is the local institution accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education. A residency is usually a twelve (12)-month placement in which a student takes four (4) units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE). These placements come with stipends. Openings are restricted, and successful acceptance is not guaranteed simply by having student status at the Chapman Seminary.

Additional information and applications for the program at Deaconess Hospital may be obtained at the following address:

Chaplain Charles Doughty
Deaconess Hospital, Religious Life Department
600 Mary Street
Evansville, Indiana 47747.

The Chapman School will grant six (6) hours of credit for each unit of the residency. This residency may be taken in the last year of seminary studies.

It is customary for the student to have already taken the basic unit of CPE at Deaconess (numbered P 517 at OCU for six [6] hours).
The Master of Divinity Degree with a concentration in Pastoral Care has different core requirements from the Master of Divinity Degree that does not have a concentration.