Islamic Chaplaincy Program | Hartford Seminary


Hartford Seminary’s 72-credit Islamic Chaplaincy Program, the equivalent of a Master of Divinity, is recognized as the leader in the field of preparing professional Chaplains for careers in hospitals, universities, prisons, the military and the community.  The Seminary’s courses in Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations are known for authenticity and integrity, and our multi-faith approach uniquely prepares our graduates for work in an increasingly pluralistic world.

Our Duncan Black Macdonald Center is committed to the premise that through intensive study and academically guided dialogue, mutual respect and cooperation between faiths can and must be nurtured. We are here to help with your discernment process and to provide a flexible, supportive environment for our next generation of religious leaders.

We invite you to learn more about the first accredited Islamic Chaplaincy Program in the country and how it can prepare you for a rewarding career.

Most Hartford Seminary students build a program that combines face-to-face classes, online classes and one-week intensives. We work with you to find a schedule that fits your life.
"Hartford Seminary is a special community that allows you to flourish intellectually and spiritually. Not only do you receive the knowledge required as an academic, but the wisdom of how and when to apply it." - Safwan Shaikh, Student

Did you know:

One in five US adults were raised in interfaith homes*

At Hartford Seminary we encourage students to engage in conversation with those of other faiths, as they deepen their own.

*Source: Pew Research Center, 2016

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