qualifications for admittance

  • Applicants must be able to read, write, speak, and understand English.
  • Applicants must be 18 or older.
  • Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree, or greater, from an accredited college or university. If you have some college but not a degree, exceptions can be made on a case by case basis. 
  • Applicants without a bachelor’s degree may be accepted if they can document a minimum of 5 years ministerial experience or professional experience.
  • Applicants must be comfortable learning about faith traditions that may be different from their own. Though our ministry holds a distinctly Christian worldview, we do not require students to share the same view.
  • Students who wish to become an ordained chaplain with our ministry must be evangelical Christian. See membership and ordination requirements.
  • Applicants must be willing and able to minister to persons in a variety of emotional states.
  • Applicants must be coachable, willing to learn from their supervisors and fellow students.
  • Applicants must be willing to work with people of different views and values without proselytizing or evangelizing.
  • Applicants must have their own transportation to get to and from their various sites where they may earn clinical hours.
  • Applicants must be able to identify appropriate places where they may serve as an intern. Though we will assist with this, we do not guarantee placement.
  • Applicants must always adhere to the policies and procedures of any site or place of ministry in which they serve.