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Programs Offered

Summer Internship

  • Third week of May to second week of August
  • Participation in on-call rotation required 
  • Tuition: $300 (a $100 non-refundable deposit must be paid upon acceptance to the program, then $200 upon arrival)
  • Requires completion of an accredited Bachelor's degree or equivalent, with preference give to applicants who are engaged in or have completed graduate theological education

Extended Parish/Hospital-Based

  • Group meets one full day each week, September through January 
  • Tuition: 
    • $750 if ministry experience is done at Bronson 
    • $1,500 if ministry experience is done at a ministry setting outside of Bronson 
  • 15 hours of direct ministry experience required per week 

Educator Training

  • Full-time 
  • Participation in on-call rotation required  
  • Stipend: $30,000 (for twelve ½ month program), plus full medical health insurance and paid time off


  • Requires one prior unit of ACPE accredited Clinical Pastoral Education
  • Requires an accredited Master of Divinity degree or equivalent, completed or close to completion
  • The residency consists of 3 units. It begins the third week of August and runs through the end of the following August. 
  • Tuition: $500 for the first unit, $400 for the second unit and $300 for the third unit.  
  • Stipend: $27,000, plus medical health insurance and paid time off.

Typical Week

Each CPE unit lasts 11 weeks, between each unit there is a training break of five to seven weeks during which residents do not have educational responsibilities but are working full-time on their assigned units. CPE Residents share weekend on-call responsibilities in rotation. On-call responsibilities begin Friday night at 8pm and continue to 8pm Sunday evening. In addition, they share weekday on-call responsibilities in rotation, from 8am to 8pm.

Please read the CPE Annual Notice regarding student information and records. 

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