Diploma in Chaplaincy Research Literacy

Research literacy is a growing need among chaplains in a variety of settings, in collaboration with leaders in administration departments. In this program, clinical pastoral educators, Board-certified chaplains, and spiritual care providers who often work in research-based care environments will learn the tools needed to work alongside interdisciplinary colleagues to develop practices informed by scientific inquiry, and design and implement their own evidence-based research. Courses are to be taught in a hybrid format that includes both an online component and a two-to-three day meeting on campus.

Diploma Requirements

  • Three required courses (9 units) that will provide a framework for evaluating research, methods of data collection, and theological reflection on the history and politics of research
  • One elective seminar based on students’ professional needs
  • A field research project (6 units) through the required core courses