Clinical Pastoral Education Admissions & Deadlines

Openness to diversity is an essential aspect of this department’s philosophy and contributes to a rich learning environment for students and faculty alike. In admitting students to the CPE Program for both single units and residencies, this department and faculty will not discriminate against any individual for reasons of race, gender, age, faith group, national origin, sexual orientation or physical disability. Equal access to our educational programs will be extended to all qualified persons.

This policy notwithstanding, all students accepted into the program must be able, with reasonable accommodation, to physically perform the duties outlined in the position description of their particular program (resident, intern). Formal admissions criteria and processes vary according to the level and duration of the particular program. Such admissions requirements and procedures are in compliance with ACPE standards.

Intern Programs

  • Offered four times per year
    • Three extended programs  (17-26 weeks) – August to December, September to March,  and January to May
    • One summer intensive (11 weeks) – June to August
  • Applications accepted up to 6 months before the program begins until openings are filled
  • Previous theological/spiritual education and/or ministry experience preferred

Residency Program

  • A year-long program
  • Begins September after Labor Day
  • Applications accepted in January before program begins until openings are filled
  • Graduate level theological/spiritual/philosophical education preferred

Certified Educator Training CPE

Certified Educator Training CPE objectives define the scope of the CPE (CES) program curricula. Outcomes and objectives for Certified Educator training education define the competencies to be developed by Certified Educator students.

For additional program details please contact Mark Tabbut.

For an Application: click here

Admissions Contact
Phone: (312) 942-5571


Attend an information session

Learn more about the Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program at an on-campus or online information session.