Degrees and Graduate Certificates
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
Additional Degree Pathways
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
From the Blog
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.
From the Blog
Responsibility and Hard Work Needed to ‘Love Thy Neighbor’
This blog was adapted from a keynote address given at the annual dinner of the Connecticut Council for Interreligious Understanding on Oct. 10, 2023. The words “love thy neighbor” are well worn, and some might...
The post Responsibility and Hard Work Needed to ‘Love Thy Neighbor’ first appeared on Religion & Peace.
From the Blog
Experiential Learning in Peacebuilding: Preparation Is Essential
Phoebe Milliken, Director of HIU’s MA in International Peacebuilding, isn’t a fan of throwing her students into the deep end. Learn more about her preparation-focused experiential learning approach.
The post Experiential Learning in Peacebuilding: Preparation Is Essential first appeared on Religion & Peace.