The Master of Arts (leading to a specialisation in Chaplaincy) is a graduate study program. The study program enables students to integrate their vocation with their faith by allowing them to pursue a postgraduate qualification in chaplaincy. In the context of the NSW College of CPE, the MA (leading to a specialisation in Chaplaincy) program fills a long felt need by many full and part time professional chaplains in hospitals, prisons, schools, industry and the defence forces. It is anticipated that some units of this program will attract clergy and theological students and parish pastoral care convenors because of the specialised focus and emphasis.
What do I need to do to apply for admission?
5.English proficiency: minimum IELTS (or equivalent) score of 7.0 in all bands of the test.
The SCD Master of Arts program (leading to a specialisation in Chaplaincy)
This program requires students to complete 108 credit points or 12 x nine credit point subjects. Each CPE Unit is 18 credit point subjects. This is half the course work for the MA or 54 credit points.
You will receive a Master of Arts with a specialisation in Chaplaincy. The naming of the specialisation only appears on your Transcript, not on the Testamur.
Students have between 3 to 4.5 years to complete the MA. In order to complete the MA you will need to undertake at least 6 subjects (including a Biblical studies and a Theology Subject) at one of the other SCD Member Institutes.
You may choose elective unit/s from other Member Institutions, your elective/s cannot be similar content to units you have already studied.
You may complete some of your study externally (not at one of the Member Institutes of the SCD), however you can only apply for credit up to a maximum of 50% of the program – 54 credit points.
All course units shall normally be taken from 8500 and 9600 series units.
Please also see https://scd.edu.au/courses/master-arts-ma/#entry
The SCD Graduate Diploma of Arts
This program requires students to complete 72 credit points.
If you have completed the GradCertA and one CPE unit, you are able to do a second unit of CPE as part of the GradDipA. The remaining 54 credit points must be made up of units that are approved by the Registrar.
|Subject Code||Subject Name||Credit Points|
|*||Students to select one Introductory Biblical Studies unit||9|
|*||Students to select one Introductory Theology unit||9|
|P8165||Clinical Pastoral Education 1||18|
|P8166||Clinical Pastoral Education 2||18|
|P9267||Clinical Pastoral Education 3||18|
* Applicants who have a Bachelor of Theology may apply to have the requirement for the Biblical and Theology Studies Core units waived. They would still need to complete a further 18 credit points – but these would be electives.
How do you apply for entry into an SCD program?
NSWCCPE follows the policies of the SCD for student admission and welfare. For admission into these programs you will need to fully complete the SCD’s Application for Admission form, please email the College Office (email@example.com) and request an application form be sent to you.
Submit your application and supporting documents for review to the Registrar, if needed the Registrar will contact you for more information. Please make sure that you answer every question on the application form. All information is needed to process your application.
All supporting documentation must be certified, as indicated on the admission form. If you require Fee-help please advise the office and a form will be mailed to you.
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