Admissions Policy

Admissions Policy

The following policy outlines the requirements for admission to the following:

  • Certificate in Clinical Pastoral Education
  • Certificate in CPE Supervisory Education
  • Special Student Admissions – Non-Certificate

 

Visit the Education tab and then Applications and Forms

The application includes the following (as applicable):

  • Previous Academic Education
  • Previous CPE
  • Identification of three references
  • Fours Essays
    Personal History: A descriptions of one’s life story, including a description of one’s family of origin and current family relationships, important events, relationships with people that have been significant, and the impact these events and relationships have had on one’s development
    Religious/Spiritual Development: A description of the one’s religious/spiritual development, including events and relationships that affected your faith and currently inform one’s belief system.
    Ministry Account: Describe an account one was called to help someone in need. Include the nature of request, an assessment of the need, what actions were taken, and a summary. Students having completed a previous course/unit of CPE may include a verbatim.
    – Understanding of CPE: Identify your understanding of CPE and what you hope to gain personally and professionally from CPE
  • Attach a current resume or career vitae (CV)

Specialization Courses

Students desiring to complete a specialization in CPE for purposes of continued integrative theological education and job preparation may enroll in one of the following courses.

Admissions to the Certificate in CPE Supervisory Education

Graduate education or equivalent from an accredited institution, the completion of four courses or 1600 clock hours of clinical pastoral education (CPE), and professional certification as a Chaplain by a recognized credentialing organization or completion of Board Certification within the first year of supervisory education. Prospective students whose native language is not English and who have not earned a degree from an appropriately accredited institution where English is the principal language of instruction must demonstrate a high-school proficiency in English by completing the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Visit the Education tab and then Applications and Forms

The application includes the following (as applicable):

  • Previous Academic Education
  • Previous CPE
  • Identification of three references
  • Four Essays:
    Personal History: A description of one’s life story, including a description of one’s family of origin and current family relationships, important events, relationships with people that have been significant, and the impact these events and relationships have had on one’s development.
    Religious/Spiritual Development: A description of the one’s religious/spiritual development, including events and relationships that affected your faith and currently inform one’s belief system.
    Understanding of Supervisory CPE: Identify your understanding of Supervisory Education and what you hope to gain personally and professionally from CPE.
  • Attach a current resume or career vitae (CV)