DEPARTMENT OF BUDDHIST CHAPLAINCY

Master of Divinity in Buddhist Chaplaincy

 

The Buddhist Chaplaincy program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel as Buddhist practitioners working in the field of professional chaplaincy. The program is designed to meet the needs of those who wish to engage in spiritual care and counseling work and to become properly trained and certified professionals.

The program incorporates the requirements of the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) by offering 72 semester hours covering the nine core educational areas specified by the APC. These nine core areas are:

  • Ritual and liturgy
  • Comparative religions
  • Religious education
  • Pastoral care and counseling
  • Spiritual formation
  • Religious history
  • Institutional organization and administration
  • Sacred literature
  • Theology/philosophy

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(855) 468-9378

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

Character

Students demonstrate growth in personal faith, emotional maturity, moral integrity, and public witness with the focus on developing the capacities—intellectual and affective, individual and corporate, ecclesial/sangha and public – that are requisite to pastoral leadership.

Knowledge

Students articulate a comprehensive and discriminating understanding of the central themes and core values of Buddhist and non-Buddhist heritage; how these transcend social and cultural settings and how they become unique expressions of them and their significance for pastoral leadership.

Interdependence

Students describe how persons, social conditions, systems, and structures affect humanity and how they may effectively address these issues through their ministry.

SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID

 

90% of our students currently receive some form of aid.

 

At UWest, we are committed to providing a high-quality education at a low price. From tuition waivers to scholarships, our dedication to providing exceptional financial aid services starts with your eligibility. As part of our mission to be accessible to students of all backgrounds, we will work together with you and your family to ensure the most affordable and valuable college experience possible.

UWest offers one of the lowest tuition rates of any private University in the nation, one-third the cost of many of the other private schools in Southern California.

DEPARTMENT OF BUDDHIST CHAPLAINCY

Master of Divinity in Buddhist Chaplaincy

 

The Buddhist Chaplaincy program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel as Buddhist practitioners working in the field of professional chaplaincy. The program is designed to meet the needs of those who wish to engage in spiritual care and counseling work and to become properly trained and certified professionals.

The program incorporates the requirements of the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) by offering 72 semester hours covering the nine core educational areas specified by the APC. These nine core areas are:

  • Ritual and liturgy
  • Comparative religions
  • Religious education
  • Pastoral care and counseling
  • Spiritual formation
  • Religious history
  • Institutional organization and administration
  • Sacred literature
  • Theology/philosophy

LEARN MORE

Fill out the simple form below to speak with an Admissions Counselor today!

CALL US

(855) 468-9378

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

Character

Students demonstrate growth in personal faith, emotional maturity, moral integrity, and public witness with the focus on developing the capacities—intellectual and affective, individual and corporate, ecclesial/sangha and public – that are requisite to pastoral leadership.

Knowledge

Students articulate a comprehensive and discriminating understanding of the central themes and core values of Buddhist and non-Buddhist heritage; how these transcend social and cultural settings and how they become unique expressions of them and their significance for pastoral leadership.

Interdependence

Students describe how persons, social conditions, systems, and structures affect humanity and how they may effectively address these issues through their ministry.

SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID

 

90% of our students currently receive some form of aid.

 

At UWest, we are committed to providing a high-quality education at a low price. From tuition waivers to scholarships, our dedication to providing exceptional financial aid services starts with your eligibility. As part of our mission to be accessible to students of all backgrounds, we will work together with you and your family to ensure the most affordable and valuable college experience possible.

UWest offers one of the lowest tuition rates of any private University in the nation, one-third the cost of many of the other private schools in Southern California.