Academic Programs

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Making a difference in a changing world

Hartford International University Interreligious and Peace Studies programs are devoted to deepening humanity’s understanding of different faiths and how we can thrive together. Combining proven methods for embracing differences and dealing with conflict with our interfaith approach to theological education, HIU students graduate with the knowledge and ability to make a real impact in today’s diverse world.

Degrees and Graduate Certificates

Our graduate degree programs are the training ground for interreligious peacebuilders and changemakers across the globe.

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Leadership Certificates

Our leadership certificates are designed for current clergy and leaders looking to strengthen their faith, spirituality, and engage more effectively in the ministries of their churches, faith groups, and local communities.

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Student Experience

From the issues covered in classes, the dialogue between peers, and the speakers who share their experiences, Hartford is where we engage our hearts and minds.

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Online Learning

Hartford International University offers flexible online courses to fit your schedule whether you live across the globe or are looking to take courses as a working professional.

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Admissions & Aid

Whether you’re seeking an academic or professional degree, personal spiritual growth, or leadership development and practical skills, our Admissions Team is here to guide you through your application process.

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Academic Catalog

Explore the Hartford International academic catalogue for more information about our mission, faculty, accreditation, and more.

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Ecological Programs and Initiatives

Search here for options that center your interreligious studies journey in the love of Earth.

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From the Blog


From the Blog

DEI Can Work…Here’s How

Diversity. Equity. Inclusion. Independently, these words embody strong principles that many DEI programs strive to achieve. Collectively, diversity, equity, and inclusion represent the good that many of us want to see in the world.

The post DEI Can Work…Here’s How first appeared on Religion & Peace.

Chaplaincy students in a group discussion to foster intercultural understanding

From the Blog

How Chaplains Address Issues of Cultural Appropriation

At HIU, fostering intercultural understanding is central to our mission. As our chaplaincy students train to serve diverse faith communities, we teach them to recognize, avoid and address issues of cultural appropriation. 

The post How Chaplains Address Issues of Cultural Appropriation first appeared on Religion & Peace.

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Coping with Crisis at an Institution for Religion and Peace

The stock in trade of Hartford International University for Religion and Peace, formerly Hartford Seminary, is interreligious dialogue and peacebuilding. “Peace” is right in the new name we adopted in 2021 to better align with...

The post Coping with Crisis at an Institution for Religion and Peace first appeared on Religion & Peace.

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