Master of Divinity Program
Hartford Seminary has cooperative agreements with
Newton Theological School (ANTS) and Yale Divinity School
(YDS) that allow
qualified Master of Arts (M.A.) students to begin their studies at Hartford
Seminary and, if accepted, to proceed to either of the cooperating seminaries to
pursue a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree. These cooperative agreements allow
students to transfer up to 45 credits of course work to ANTS and up to 36
credits of course work to YDS.
The specific policies and procedures governing the
cooperative Master of Divinity program are covered in detail in a document
called Procedures for Students in Hartford Seminary’s Cooperative Master of
Divinity Program available from the Student Forms Center on the 2nd floor of the
77 Sherman Street building or online from the Seminary’s
website. Questions may be
directed to the Seminary Academic Advisor or the Director of Educational
Services. It is very important that
students choosing to proceed with this option obtain this document at the
beginning of their studies at Hartford Seminary and consult with their faculty
advisor carefully when selecting courses at Hartford Seminary.
In general, any student choosing to pursue the Cooperative
Master of Divinity Program option needs to be aware of the following:
- Before making application to either ANTS or YDS through the
Cooperative Program, the student must be an M.A. student in good standing and
must have completed at least 24 credits at Hartford Seminary. At least 15 of the 24 credits must have been earned in courses taught by
- The student who has established eligibility in this manner may
then apply to Hartford Seminary’s “Cooperative
M.Div. Committee” for its endorsement before applying to ANTS and/or YDS as a
Hartford Seminary Cooperative Program applicant.
- For students intending to matriculate to YDS, be aware that YDS will not transfer in week-long intensive courses taken at Hartford Seminary during the Janurary or June terms. Similarly, YDS will not transfer in any courses taken exclusively online. This affects only courses taken after September 2007.
The application and
admission processes for the Cooperative Master of Divinity program are the same
processes that apply to application, admission and financial aid for the Master
of Arts program at Hartford Seminary. Please see the Master of Arts Program -
Application and Admission section of the Catalogue for complete information.
Costs, Fees, and Financial Aid
See Master of Arts Program - Tuition Costs and Fees.
The tuition, fees, and payment options detailed in this section apply to
all students enrolled in the Cooperative Master of Divinity Program option at
Academic Policies for the Cooperative Master of Divinity Program
The only policy that is
specific to Cooperative Master of Divinity program is below. Cooperative
Master of Divinity students should follow the Academic Policies for the Master
of Arts program. Please also see the Academic Policies for Graduate
Programs in this Catalogue.
Students enrolled in the
Cooperative M.Div. Program should plan to take all of the courses that make up
the Hartford Seminary segment of their degrees in the classroom on the Hartford
Seminary campus. Occasionally it will be appropriate for students in this
program to consider courses taught in other formats, e.g., off-site courses,
on-line courses, travel seminars, independent study. When appropriate, the
student should discuss the merits of these alternatives with his/her Hartford
Seminary advisor. The advisor’s approval is required.