Clinical Pastoral Education

Clinical Pastoral Education

CPE Application & Deadlines

Application for Clinical Pastoral Education

Our priority deadlines are:

  • Residency Program: December 1st
  • Full-Time Summer Internship: December 1st
  • Part-Time Extended Internship: June 1st

Before completing the online application it is recommended that you first prepare your responses to the five essay questions, which are described here. Once you have submitted your application, please direct your reference-givers to our webpage, where they can complete the online reference form.

The essay questions in our application are different from those on the standard ACPE application. We ask you to write 3–6 single-spaced pages for each of the autobiographical/reflection essays to demonstrate your capacity to reflect meaningfully upon your life experiences and religious/spiritual journey and to demonstrate your ability to articulate how major experiences have shaped you positively or negatively. We also offer you the option of combining the questions about your personal autobiography and your religious/spiritual journey.

Please note that your application is not complete until we have received your three references (academic, denominational and personal). We will not call you to schedule an interview until your file is complete. It is the applicant's responsibility to make sure that the file is complete and that we have received all essays, paperwork and recommendations. If you have questions about the status of your application, feel free to email [email protected].

The NYP ACPE program does not discriminate against any individual for reason of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, age, religious/spiritual tradition/faith group, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or veteran status.

There is no application fee for any of our programs.

To begin your application, please complete the contact information, below: