Is it typical for someone to transfer an MA into an MDIV program? Did anyone take that route or did you complete every hour of your MDIV from that particular seminary. Also, is anyone on here a certified board Chaplain? What is the best route to go. I know that in order to be a Cert. Board Chaplain you must have 4 clinical pastoral education units and an MDIV. Anyone go in this direction of ministry? My Christian counseling class took a field trip to a hospital pastoral care unit and since then I have been interested in going into this field of ministry. I am thinking about doing a year long stipend (4 cpe units) after I graduate college and before I apply for a teaching position. Any thoughts? By the way, the reason I ask my first question is because I can get an MA for nearly nothing (alumni discount). However, I would really like to get the entire mdiv from another institution but that would not be a smart financial move.