Application Part One includes a few simple questions about your contact information and educational background.
As part of your application process to becoming a Pastoral Counselor through the Doctor of Ministry program at HUC-JIR, we encourage you to speak with a professional in the Department of Admissions and Recruitment and/or the Director of the program. This informal, preliminary consultation is a way for us to get to know you better, for you to ask your questions and be sure now is the right time for you to apply to HUC-JIR. Email Ministry@huc.edu to set a date and time.
Good references come from individuals who know you well enough to give the Admissions Committee input on your candidacy and reflect on specific experiences you have had that make you a strong candidate. Please use the Reference Letter Request Form to submit the names and contact information of your references. HUC-JIR will not accept more than four letters of reference. The individuals you list as references will receive an email from HUC Admissions informing them that you have requested they write a letter of reference on your behalf. It is recommended that you are in touch with your chosen references prior to filling out this online form to alert them that they will receive this emailed request.
Please allow each reference enough time (at least one month) to complete his or her letter of reference. If you wish to substitute, delete, or add references after you have submitted their names in the online Reference Letter Request Form, you must report this in writing to the National Office of Recruitment and Admissions by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, as amended, provides students the right to inspect their records. This includes letters of recommendation submitted in the application process. HUC-JIR carefully reviews all letters of reference. However, we find that letters written in confidence are most useful in assessing a candidate’s qualifications and promise. By using the Reference Letter Request Form, you are automatically waiving your right. Please contact email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
Please request transcripts 60 days before the application deadline. Transcripts need to be received in order to schedule an interview.
Please provide us with one copy of an official transcript from all of the following:
Have your schools mail the transcripts directly to:
You will receive access to Application Part Two within one business day of completing Application Part One. Part Two contains more in depth and program specific questions. Additionally you will upload your personal statement, essay and other suppporting documents in this application. These should all be submitted as in .pdf format. All application materials must be received 10 day s prior to a potential interview. You will have the opportunity to give your interview preferences at the end of Application Part Two.
Please write a two-three page essay which helps us understand your personal theology and how it relates to your wish to pursue more clinical training.
A standard C.V. or resume.
A simple portrait to help us recognize you when you visit and maintain our campus security.