There is a great need for chaplains from all Eastern Spiritual Traditions in the west. Hindu temples and
societies also need such services for their members. To this end, Hindu University has developed a Master’s
degree in Hindu spiritual care. This chaplaincy masters’ program requires 30 credits including Clinical
Hindu Tradition: Total Credits 12
These courses are designed to provide a background of Hindu traditions needed to present Hindu values and
concepts to the general public, to chaplaincy situations, and to other faith leaders. Each course is 3 credits.
HUC 5001 Principles of Hinduism HNP 6201 Introduction to Hindu chaplaincy
AYU 5001 Introduction to Ayurveda HNP 6202 Pastoral and Spiritual Care Basics
Clinical Pastoral Education credits 12
Listening, Communication, Analysis and Counseling for Suffering, Grief, Despair, Depression Fear, Death Issues
from Hindu perspective. Clinical Pastoral Education is interfaith professional education in the field of pastoral care.
It is intended for theological students and ministers of all faiths who want to learn pastoral care skills and work
within a pluralistic and clinical setting. CPE offers a rich environment for learning pastoral care skills while
understanding end-of- life care issues and the overall duties of a chaplain. Students are required to earn a minimum
of 400 hours of training (a minimum of 100 educational hours and 300 clinical hours) and comply with ACPE
Interfaith Studies and Specialty Trainings total credits 6
In today’s society there are often instances when religions and spiritual groups need to come together to focus on
universal problems or to celebrate universal activities. Chaplains need to have the background and skills to conduct such events. Each course is 3 credits. Choose any one:
1. HNP 6210 Major World Religions (beliefs, attitudes towards various spiritual issues)
2. HNP 6900 Independent Study: Conducting interfaith programs, services, ceremonies, interfacing with
other religions, cultures in preparing programs focused on world peace and harmony.
3. HNP 6210 Interfaith Connections
Student must take one class of additional area of Hindu Service. 3 credits.
1. HNP 6211 Hindu Ceremonies: At times a chaplain may be asked to perform a baby blessing, end of life
ceremony, explain basic Hindu worship of Puja, explain various festivals and Hindu holy days, or learn about
eastern astrology principles.
2 Puja and Rituals, Festivals 3. Samskaras 4. Jyotish practices 5. HNP 6900 Independent Study
*The courses will be offered based on sufficient number of student registered.