3 years – Evenings and weekends – Full-time enrollment, 12 hours per semester
72 Credit Hours – Part-time options available
The MCPC is a 72-hour degree designed for people interested in pastoral care in a variety of contexts. The common curriculum (4 courses) provides a biblical, theological, historical, and ethical foundation for pastoral ministry. Other required course work equips the student for general chaplaincy ministry in a variety of settings. Elective courses enable students to broaden and deepen their understanding of particular ministries in specified settings (e.g., hospice). The curriculum provides the requisite 72 credits specified by the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) for recognition as a Board Certified Chaplain (BCC).
Students or prospective students seeking board certification by the APC should review carefully the information at http://www.professionalchaplains.org/ to learn about additional requirements for certification.
Discerning students are encouraged to use the links provided below to schedule a visit or to speak directly with one of Southwest’s enrollment managers.
Britt James, Center Enrollment Manager