Academic Calendar for CPE

Spring 2018 CPE Unit

April 5 Last Date of Registration for the Spring Unit
April 12 – June 28 Spring Unit Start/End Dates
April 5 Registration Opens for the Summer Unit
April 19 Late Registration for the Spring Unit Closed
June 28 – July 12 Break


Summer 2018 CPE Unit

July 3 Last Date of Registration for the Summer Unit
July 5–September 27 Summer Unit Start/End Dates
July 5 Registration Opens for the Fall Unit
July 12 Late Registration for the Spring Unit Closed
September 28–October 3 Break



Criteria for admission include the ability to provide spiritual care to others in intensive situations and to remain open to learning through an action-reflection educational model. Students include seminarians, clergy, members of religious orders, and qualified laity.  An applicant is accepted after an assessment of essays, recommendations, and an admissions interview. An application fee and three letters of reference are required.


Tuition for a CPE unit is $950.

HealthCare Chaplaincy is a national leader in the research, education and practice of spirit-centered palliative care, which reduces suffering and helps people with life-altering illness to live well and live fully. For 50 years, the Chaplaincy has helped more than five million patients, loved ones and staff—regardless of their religious affiliation—to find meaning and comfort. It collaborates with major medical institutions and other organizations, like the U.S. Navy and the Center to Advance Palliative Care, to foster public awareness and understanding of palliative care.

For more information, please contact the Registrar of Clinical Pastoral Education, by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone: 212-644-1111 x233.

Instructions for the payment of application fee and tuition can be found at: