Degree Programs

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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 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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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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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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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

reducing microaggressions and religious bias

From the Blog

Reducing Microaggressions & Religious Bias Through Interfaith Dialogue

As a Latina immigrant in the U.S., I have often been assumed to be Mexican. People bluntly ask me when I left Mexico. I don’t take the label “Mexican” as an insult, but I feel...

The post Reducing Microaggressions & Religious Bias Through Interfaith Dialogue first appeared on Religion & Peace.

pitfalls of interfaith dialogue

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Potential Pitfalls Of Interfaith Dialogue

One of the main purposes of interfaith dialogue is to engage with people in a way that expands your heart and mind and provides insight and understanding into religious practices outside of your own. Inevitably,...

The post Potential Pitfalls Of Interfaith Dialogue first appeared on Religion & Peace.

role of clergy in supporting interfaith families

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The Dilemma of the Role of Clergy and Interfaith Families

If it is true that America is becoming more publicly religiously plural, as sociological studies say, so then are American families. According to the Pew Research Religious Landscape Survey of 2014, nearly four in ten...

The post The Dilemma of the Role of Clergy and Interfaith Families first appeared on Religion & Peace.

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