Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care

The need for Chaplains is great – they offer spiritual and pastoral care in diverse setting from hospitals to the military.

In a world in which church attendance is dwindling, chaplains working in secular settings sometimes serve as the only point of contact between people in the wider community and the Christian church. And those serving as chaplains within the Canadian Armed Forces minister to military personnel and their families, regardless of their religious affiliation.

At Acadia Divinity College you will develop theological understandings of the chaplain’s unique call and be equipped in pastoral interventions, crisis response and stress management. You will also be well-trained to provide support to those facing mental health concerns, struggling with addictions, at risk of suicide, or dealing with grief and loss. Students who enter this MA program will choose whether they want to focus on general chaplaincy or specifically prison chaplaincy, and will complete supervised experience units particular to their area of focus.

The Charles J. Taylor Centre for Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care, a centre of excellence at ADC, fosters and promotes clinical and theological excellence in Pastoral Care through personal growth, the building of professional capacities and rigorous theological reflection.

For admission requirements and tuition information visit the Master of Arts (Theology) page.

Program Overview