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Pastoral Studies – Health Care Chaplaincy concentration

The IPS Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies (MAPS) offers a unique Health Care Chaplaincy concentration to prepare students for the entire process to be certified as a Board Certified Chaplain (BCC) with The National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC).

This 36-credit hour degree program consists of the eight Core Courses of the MAPS degree, three healthcare-related electives, four units of CPE, two workshops, and the Health Care Integration Project.

All components of the MAPS—Health Care Chaplaincy concentration, except for CPE, can be completed online or on-campus. Some courses are also available in the summer through the IPS Rome program.

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