Retired Degree Programs

The following programs are currently in teach-out status and are no longer accepting new applications past the spring 2021 semester.

The following programs are currently in teach-out status and are no longer accepting new applications past the spring 2021 semester.

  • Graduate Certificate in Islamic Chaplaincy
  • Master of Arts in Religious Studies
  • Master of Arts in Transformative Leadership and Spirituality
  • Doctor of Ministry

Students that were admitted to these programs through the Spring 2021 semester have the option of completing their degree by the maximum time frame outlined the the Academic Catalogue.

Intent to Complete Program Form

Students also have the option of transferring into one of the current Master of Arts programs, starting in the Fall of 2021.

Transfer Request Forms

Transfer Request to MAIRS

Transfer Request to MAC

As a result of the most recent strategic planning process of the Board, in fall 2021, Hartford Seminary is redesigning its current 48-credit hour Master of Arts in Religious Studies (MARS) to a 36-credit hour Master of Arts in Interreligious Studies (MAIRS).

The Seminary is also rebuilding its two prominent certificate programs, the Graduate Certificate in Islamic Chaplaincy and the International Peacemaking Program, into 36 credit-hour professional Master’s degrees.

The Master of Arts in Chaplaincy (MAC), will be a 36-credit hour professional degree, designed to help students master the chaplaincy competencies published by the Association of Professional Chaplains. Students may take the general degree, or choose a specialization in Islamic Chaplaincy.

The International Peacemaking Program (IPP) is being redesigned into a one-year full-time residential program; a 36-credit hour Master of Arts in International Peacebuilding (MAP).

The Cooperative MDiv Program, which provides MARS students the opportunity to transfer up to 36-credit hours to a partner institution where they will go on to complete their MDiv, is being reimagined as the specialization in Ministerial Studies of the 36-credit hour MAIRS degree.

These FAQ sheets are designed to help currently matriculated and active Hartford Seminary students to learn about these new degrees, which will begin in the fall semester of 2021. Students will have the option of remaining in their current programs and completing their current requirements, or they may elect to transfer into one of the new degree programs.

The Seminary will be hosting three different information sessions in mid-December to provide further opportunity for students to ask questions. These dates and times will be posted soon.

Glossary of Terms:

COOP-MDiv: Cooperative MDiv Program

GCIC: Graduate Certificate in Islamic Chaplaincy

IPP: International Peacemaking Program

MAIRS: Master of Arts in Interreligious Studies

MAP: Master of Arts in International Peacebuilding

MARS: Master of Arts in Religious Studies

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact your advisor for guidance.

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about transferring to one of the new MA programs