Clinical Pastoral Education


Contact: Dr. Emma Justes | 937.529.2201


Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is a long-standing partner in theological education. Working ordinarily in a hospital or other institutional setting, students gain 400 hours of intensive experience in chaplaincy and supervised theological reflection on the practice of ministry.

CPE is recommended for students in the degree programs in Care Giving Ministries, and may be required by some denominations for ordination. Students may choose to register for five (5) hours of course credit for the basic unit of CPE that is taken while enrolled at United.

Accredited training programs in CPE are available throughout North America and in most regions in which students reside.

Detailed application materials are available below as PDF files and in the office of the Academic Dean.