Graduate School

Graduate School for Army Chaplain Corps Professional Development (Grad School)

Graduate School develops, manages, conducts, and evaluates professional education on behalf of the U.S. Army Chief of Chaplains. The Graduate School’s mission is to educate and develop the best religious support professionals for the Total Army.

Graduate School programs focus on professional development education. Graduate School conducts no Initial Entry Training (IET), Initial Military Training (IMT), or Professional Military Education (PME) programs. Graduate School reinforces Army Learning among Religious Support Professionals through training, education, and experience in the Institutional (non-PME), Operational, and Individual domains of learning. Building upon PME foundations, Graduate School programs are synchronized with the Religious Leader Academy (RLA) and the Noncommissioned Officer Academy (NCOA).

Key Personnel:
Dean: CH (COL) Mark C. Lee,, Full Biography
Associate Dean: Dr. Nathan H. White,, Full Biography

Phone: 803-751-9041

Graduate School consists of several component Schools. These include: the School for Spiritual Care – Army CPE, the School for Spiritual Counseling – Family Life, the School for Professional Development, and the School for Academic Degrees.

Component Organizations:
School for Spiritual Care – Army CPE
School for Spiritual Counseling – Family Life
School for Professional Development
School for Academic Degrees

Professional Objectives: The U.S. Army Chief of Chaplains has approved Professional Objectives for Chaplains at all grade plates. These Objectives guide the education and praxis of Chaplains throughout their Lifecycle.

FY25 Graduate School Course Schedules