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Programs

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is practical theological training for persons in pastoral ministry. It is suitable for religious leaders, lay persons, seminarians, and others who have a sufficient degree of theological knowledge in order to benefit from it. It is taught in Residency, Summer Internship, and Extended Unit programs. Ordinarily for a Residency, we expect a Masters of Divinity Degree (M.Div. or equivalent), ordination or endorsement of faith group, and a previous unit of CPE. For an Extended Unit, we accept qualified lay persons and students. Most working in the Intensive Summer Unit are either seminary students or others on sabbatical. The Residency and Summer Intensive Unit are full-time. Applicants for all positions will serve on-call time and will need transportation. There are certain other health screening requirements of each institution which must be met before beginning the placement.

Residency Program 

  • Full-time plus some on-call time
  • Stipend $31,500/yr plus co-pay health benefits
  • Requires one completed unit of CPE and M.Div. or equivalent
  • Student receives three units of ACPE- CPE upon satisfactory completion
  • Tuition: Self-pay $160 per unit
  • Program dates and application deadlines

Deposit upon acceptance into program (applies to tuition) $100

Summer Intensive Internship

  • Full-time plus some on-call time
  • No stipend or housing is available at this time
  • Student receives one unit of ACPE-CPE upon satisfactory completion
  • Tuition: Self-pay $500 per unit; for academic credit. Institutions Pay $1,000 per unit
  • Some site placements may not participate in the summer internship program
  • Program dates and application deadlines 

Deposit upon acceptance into the program (applies to tuition) $100

Extended Unit (Part-Time)

  • Requires 4 hours of group supervision time per week in addition to 14-16 hours of clinical work on-site at the assigned Partner institution per week plus some on-call time
  • Some flexibility in the scheduling of on-site time and on-call time
  • No stipend, housing, or scholarships are available
  • Student receives one unit of ACPE-CPE upon satisfactory completion
  • Tuition: Self-pay $500 per unit; for academic credit. Institutions Pay $1,000 per unit
  • Program dates and application deadlines


Deposit upon acceptance into program (applies to tuition) $100