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Clinical Pastoral Education


Contact: Dr. Emma Justes
ejustes@united.edu | 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.

  • Course Credit for CPE

    Students may receive course credit only for the basic unit of CPE that is taken while they are enrolled at United.

    Please use the United application documents below and follow instructions carefully. Students should determine CPE training program accreditation requirements of their denominations before applying to a particular CPE program. If you have questions after reviewing the documents and completing the steps in the checklist, please contact Dr. Emma Justes.



  • Directories for Supervisors and Training Programs

    The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education

    web link

    The College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy

    web link