Earning a Graduate Certificate in Islamic Chaplaincy can be a great option as an alternative to the full MDiv degree.
The certificate requires completing the following 3-unit courses:
Courses offered by CTS:
Courses offered by Bayan:
Depending on the scheduling of the above courses, and the preferred course load of the student, the chaplaincy certificate can be completed in 2-4 terms (roughly one academic year). Some courses must be taken when offered in the Summer term.
A number of courses are offered in a fully-online format, involving weekly self-paced work online throughout the term, with a few live online meetings with the instructor and classmates. Some courses, however, are offered only in a “hybrid-intensive” format, in which most of the contact time with instructors takes place in-person on campus in Chicago during one week scheduled during the middle of the term. These intensives also involve several live online meetings before and after the intensive week.
Tuition for Bayan’s academic programs is collected by the Chicago Theological Seminary, at the prevailing rate set by the host seminary. The current tuition for each 3-unit graduate course is USD $2846. Thus, the total tuition for the certificate is $17,076.
There are no scholarships or financial aid options available to certificate students. Those who choose to transfer certificate courses into a full degree program may become eligible for scholarships and financial aid for the courses taken thereafter in the degree program.
Students must apply for admission into Bayan’s degree and certificate programs through the Chicago Theological Seminary (CTS). Select “Student at Large and Certificate Programs (SAL)” when starting a new application at the following website:https://www.ctschicago.edu/application/
BAYAN CHAPLAINCY FACULTY