The Islamic Chaplaincy Program at Hartford Seminary is a 72-credit program that combines academic study and practical training. The Islamic Chaplaincy Program consists of two components:
- The 48-credit Master of Arts degree with a concentration in Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations.
- The 24-credit Graduate Certificate in Islamic Chaplaincy consisting of 18 credits in Islamic “arts of ministry” and related courses and 6 credits of field education/ practical application and training.
Integral to the rationale for developing and offering the Islamic Chaplaincy Program are the strengths already in existence at Hartford Seminary which include:
- the strong academic curriculum available through the current Master of Arts degree program with an area of focused study in Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations;
- the interfaith orientation, work and scholarship of the Duncan Black Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, and;
the expertise of the Hartford Institute for Religion Research in working with active faith communities.