Master of Ministry in Chaplaincy

The Master of Military Chaplaincy program is specifically designed to equip students to become faithful and effective ministers of the gospel as chaplains in the armed forces of the United States. The program fulfills all Department of Defense requirements, as well as those of most church body endorsing agents. ILT provides a mentor who guides and advises students through the chaplain candidacy process. The 72-credit curriculum ensures that students can complete the program within the window of time provided by the chaplain candidacy process.  Students have the option of completing a further 18 credits of study and earning the Master of Divinity degree. Students must be endorsed by a church endorsing agency and approved as Chaplain Candidates by the appropriate military board before being accepted into this program. Chaplain Candidates are commissioned and serve in reserve or National Guard units part-time while attending classes. Students not yet endorsed or approved as Chaplain Candidates have the option of enrolling in ILT in the Master of Divinity program or as Open Studies students until they become Chaplain Candidates. The courses they take will count toward the M.M.C. degree.

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Zero Student Debt

ILT, through the generosity of donors, supplies financial aid and tuition payment programs to assist students in the payment of tuition. ILT is committed to making an affordable education available to all who are accepted to any educational program. Because of this commitment, ILT students graduate with no debt.

Total: $0.00

Cost of Courses

Tuition is $417 per credit hour or $1,251 per 3-credit course. Tuition cost is subject to change. Additional costs (application fee, books, costs associated with internship, and other applicable fees) are also the responsibility of the participant.





Total: $30,024

Courses to be Completed

The M.M.C. program requires 72 credit hours of study, the equivalent of three years of full-time coursework. In addition, students in the M.M.C. must complete a 12-month internship that is a combination of CPE, military, and civilian internships components. Students have the option of completing a further 18 credits of study and earning the Master of Divinity degree.

Total: 72 Credits

Total Timeline

The allowed time for the completion of the program is set by the US Department of Defense. The M.M.C. is specifically designed to fit within these requirements. Students can complete the M.M.C. program within the set time frame requirements.





Total: 4 - 5 Years

Program Learning Outcomes

Admissions Requirements

The Program

For Questions - Contact John Rasmussen

John Rasmussen
Director of Military Chaplaincy

(915) 637-6371

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