Degrees and Graduate Certificates

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At Hartford International University, you’ll join an interfaith peer group and expert faculty who broaden your perspective and teach you to embrace complexity through sharing, caring, and learning from one another in a safe and welcoming space.

MA in Interreligious Studies

Our MA in Interreligious Studies program immerses you in the lived reality of religions and the relationships between different faiths while deepening your knowledge of your own. You're able to specialize in Islamic Studies or Ministerial Studies or complete the general degree program.

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MA in Chaplaincy

Our MA in Chaplaincy program integrates psychology and sociology within a theological education that emphasizes foundational knowledge of all faiths to prepare chaplains who excel in many settings – from hospitals and prisons to universities, the military, and in the community.

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Dual Master of Arts in Interreligious Studies and Chaplaincy

Our dual degree program in Interreligious Studies and Chaplaincy is designed for students planning on a chaplaincy career for which a unified 72-credit program is a necessity—the federal prison system, Veteran’s Administration hospitals, and the U.S. military.

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MA in International Peacebuilding

Our MA in Peacebuilding teaches interreligious peace studies and uses experiential learning to examine conflict and build relationships across lines of difference through case studies, role-play of real-world examples, engaging with the Hartford community, and more.

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Ph.D. (Interreligious Studies)

Our Ph.D. program provides advanced study of relations between religious traditions, and in Abrahamic religious studies more specifically. Our graduates have extensive research experience and the skills to teach in religious communities and academia.

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Interreligious Studies Graduate Certificate

Our graduate certificate lets you try out taking our graduate-level interreligious coursework. You’ll have the option of learning about the subject for a certificate or you can choose to complete the entire MA in Interreligious Studies.

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Eco-Spirituality Graduate Certificate

This certificate provides a concentrated immersion into the ecological questions facing our species today.  Over four courses, you will explore a range of religious, spiritual, scientific, and relational perspectives that can ground work in Ecological Chaplaincy, place-based non-profits, outdoor spiritual practices, activism, and scholarship.  

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Additional Degree Pathways

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Cooperative Master of Divinity

Cooperative M.Div. students take full advantage of Hartford’s one-of-a-kind setting where students from all over the world study, pray, and prepare for public ministry together.

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Islamic Chaplaincy Pathway

Since 2001, Hartford International’s renowned Islamic Chaplaincy Program has produced professionals who are now leaders in the field of chaplaincy. These chaplains serve in diverse settings in federal prisons, armed services, in private and public hospitals, in higher education, and in community settings.

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From the Blog

Omer Bajwa, Yale Chaplain

From the Blog

Award-Winning Documentary Focuses on Yale Chaplain Omer Bajwa ’10

Hartford International University has produced its first documentary, which focuses on the life and career of Chaplain Omer Bajwa '10. Learn more about Omer, his journey to becoming a chaplain, and his message for hope.

The post Award-Winning Documentary Focuses on Yale Chaplain Omer Bajwa ’10 first appeared on Religion & Peace.

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Learn about Active Listening and Trauma-Informed Approaches to World Events

In response to the complex world events of the last few months, Continuing and Professional Education at Hartford International University created two webinars that address how we talk to each other about difficult and nuanced...

The post Learn about Active Listening and Trauma-Informed Approaches to World Events first appeared on Religion & Peace.

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From the Blog

Finding a Meaningful Chaplaincy Career in a One-of-a-Kind Setting

Denise Wolferman ’23 left the corporate world in search of a more meaningful career. The Master's in Chaplaincy graduate says finding HIU was life-changing, and a crucial part of her journey to preparing as an HIU educated chaplain.

The post Finding a Meaningful Chaplaincy Career in a One-of-a-Kind Setting first appeared on Religion & Peace.

General HIU News

Indonesian Scholar and Imam Visits HIU

February 19, 2024

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