The Interfaith Doctor of Ministry degree for Pastoral Care provides a unique opportunity to clergy and, in some cases, non-clergy of all faith groups to understand and respond to the variety of clinical problems encountered in ministry. Students who work in congregational, chaplaincy, counseling or community settings are offered coursework and clinical supervision with attention to the specific context of the pastoral relationship.
Learning Goals: Students who enroll in the D.Min. program will study and have the opportunity to build:
Program Structure: The program is conducted on Mondays, 9 am to 5:30 pm, for four semesters at the New York campus, four Mondays in June, and three 2-day seminars scheduled throughout the year. In addition to the didactic, practical, supervisory, and integrative courses, a professional development group experience provides students with a supportive venue to explore and process the impact of their learning on their identity and practice in ministry.
Demonstration Project: An additional year is required to complete the doctoral Demonstration Project and thesis. During the fall of the second year, students develop a proposal for a Demonstration Project in consultation with their research faculty mentor. This Demonstration Project is one in which the critical, integrative method of course work is brought to bear on an actual challenge or need in the student's ministry setting.
Faculty: All faculty in the HUC-JIR program are conversant with theological and clinical training and most have practiced in one or both fields for more than 25 years. The faculty embodies, individually and as a group, the knowledge and skill set to which the program teaches.
Basic Requirements: Master of Divinity or Master's in related field; ordination, or, if non-ordained, institutional endorsement; and at least five years of experience post-Masters.
Apply: Fill out our online application for further details and requirements for admission.
For more information: Please contact Jennifer Harper at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Simply liberating! The program opened for me new vistas for my work with my community and encouraged my personal growth through reflection, introspection and renewed awareness of the interwoven nature of theology and psychology."