Cooperative Master of Divinity

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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.

While engaging in studies in traditional areas of Christian ministry, Cooperative Master of Divinity Students will learn together with colleagues from other religious traditions, developing knowledge and building skills for ministry in a multifaith world, before moving on to complete degrees at Yale Divinity SchoolBoston University School of TheologyDrew Theological School or Chicago Theological Seminary’s online program.

Hartford International’s agreements allow Cooperative M.Div. students to begin their studies at Hartford International and, if accepted, to proceed to any of the partner institutions to complete their Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree.

The Ministerial Studies track of our MA in Interreligious Studies is designed to let Cooperative M.Div. students take advantage of Hartford International’s interreligious context and transfer in a maximum of 36-credits toward an M.Div. degree. Students will not complete their degree at Hartford International, but will be awarded a “Certificate of Ministerial Studies” when they transfer. They will then complete their M.Div. degree at one of the partner institutions.

The Value of Experience

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Mentoring

Many students need time to discern whether or not they are called to ministry. You will be assigned to a caring faculty advisor who will guide you through this process. You will also have access to “discernment circles” and spiritual direction through our partners at the Spiritual Life Center.

Faculty

Our faculty are dedicated scholars from different faith traditions who will provide a rigorous theological education as a foundation for your ministry. Some courses are team-taught to provide even more access to an interreligious experience.

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Alumni

After graduation, you’ll connect with colleagues from around the world as you prepare for your next steps on the journey toward ministry. Many graduates tell us how valuable it is to have a network of leaders from different faiths and from around the world.

Opportunities and Highlights

Take the Next Step

Broaden your perspective. Deepen your ability to make a difference. Hartford International University programs prepare religious leaders and peacemakers who go beyond their own beliefs to embrace people of all faiths.