Lancaster Theological Seminary & Lancaster General Hospital
MDiv/Chaplaincy Combined Program
The accelerated combined MDiv with Specialization in Chaplaincy offers highly motivated students the ability to earn the MDiv degree from Lancaster Theological Seminary and complete four units of Clinical Pastoral Education at Lancaster General Hospital within three years. The academic study and hands-on learning required to be eligible for certification as a professional healthcare chaplain will be presented in an integrated approach, which fosters the application of concepts as they are introduced. Board Certification is administered by the Association for Professional Chaplains (APC), and students seeking certification are responsible for making sure that they meet the criteria of APC.
Students in this specialization will be required to finish their last unit of CPE in the summer following their graduation from LTS. This program has an acceptance limit of 4 students per year. Successful applicants must apply to both programs and be accepted by both programs in order to be eligible. Because the intent of this program is to get graduates into chaplain positions more efficiently, it is intended for full-time students. However, if space is available and acceptance into the specialization is approved by both institutions, part-time students may become eligible.
Students interested in the combined program should familiarize themselves with both the Master of Divinity program and Lancaster General Hospital’s CPE program. Prospective students must apply to both programs and be accepted by both programs in order to be eligible. A limited number of spaces for the program are available per year.
**Persons interested must apply separately to both programs.**
To apply to the MDiv program, click here.
To apply to the LGH CPE program click here.
Lancaster Theological Seminary
Office of Admissions
555 W James Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
Lancaster General Hospital
Chaplaincy Care & Education
555 N. Duke Street
Lancaster, PA 17602