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    CLAREMONT SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY


    Description of PhD Program

    Doctoral study at Claremont School of Theology allows for students to study within the context of an institution which is uniquely United Methodist, ecumenical and interreligious. Our internationally recognized faculty offer students an education which is both deep in their own tradition and in dialogue with an interreligious community. Presently, CST is also developing a certificate in Latin American Studies, available to doctoral students in all programs through courses in Spanish and English. PhD concentrations offered: PhD in Practical Theology (Education and Formation or Spiritual Care and Counseling); PhD in Religion (Comparative Theologies & Philosophy, Hebrew Bible & Jewish Studies, New Testament & Christian Origins; Process Studies; Religion, Ethics & Society). Through cross-registration, students are also eligible to take course work at the following institutions: The Academy of Jewish Religion, California, Bayan Claremont, Claremont Graduate University, and the University of the West.

    Tuition & Housing Costs

    Tuition is currently $23,520

    On Campus Housing is $14,400

    Tuition Assistance

    Students attending CST are eligible for a range of scholarships and teaching/Research assistantships, as well as student loan programs.

    Financial Aid-Fellowships

    Over 95 percent of students attending Claremont School of Theology receive financial assistance each year. The School assists students through Institutional Scholarships, federal work-study, access to external loans, and directing students to outside opportunities such as scholarships and grants. A limited number of Faculty Assistantships are available each year. Individual faculty members initiate appointments. Faculty members may give preference to students who are eligible for Federal Work-Study, but they are not required to do so.

    Hispanic/Latino Faculty

    Erik Koenka
    Louisville Institute Post-doctoral Fellow

    Santiago Slabodsky
    Assistant Professor, Ethics of Globalization

    Hispanic Centers and Programs

    Moore Multicultural Center (MMC) Claremont School of Theology has established the Allen J. Moore Multicultural Resource and Research Center to support ministries that are meaningful and prophetic in an increasingly pluralistic, interconnected world. To that end, the Center provides a broad range of resources for use by students and local church leaders, which represent intercultural and culturally diverse approaches to worship, teaching, aesthetic communication, pastoral care, and urban ministry. In addition, the Center sponsors research, seminars and resource development to enhance the Church's understanding of diversity and creative action. Featured Resources Include: • Ministry Collection: Print and media resources for the teaching, preaching, pastoral care, worship and urban ministries of the church, focusing especially on resources that are multicultural and intercultural, ethnically diverse, ecological and ecumenical, gender-inclusive, and interfaith. • Research Collection: An extensive research collection of resources for liturgy, homiletics, religious education, religion and the arts, pastoral care and counseling, and urban ministry. Provides students and visiting scholars with an historical collection, including oral histories, and a breadth of resources representing diversity in culture, gender, race, religious tradition, and regions of the world.  

    Featured Resources Include:

    • Ministry Collection:  Print and media resources for the teaching, preaching, pastoral care, worship and urban ministries of the church, focusing especially on resources that are multicultural and intercultural, ethnically diverse, ecological and ecumenical, gender-inclusive, and interfaith.
    • Research Collection:  An extensive research collection of resources for liturgy, homiletics, religious education, religion and the arts, pastoral care and counseling, and urban ministry. Provides students and visiting scholars with an historical collection, including oral histories, and a breadth of resources representing diversity in culture, gender, race, religious tradition, and regions of the world.

    Library Resources-Special Collections

    The Honnold/Mudd Library special resources section includes access to the Mexican Newspapers Collection: 1821–1927 and the General José María Maytorena Papers: 1910 Mexican Revolution.

    Other Resources

    No information listed at this moment.

    Former HTI Fellows/HTIC Scholars

    Ann Hidalgo
    2011-2012 First-Year Doctoral Scholar
    2012-2013 Second-Year Doctoral Scholar
    2013-2014 Comprehensive Exams Year Scholar

    Altagracia Pérez
    2010-2011 First-Year Doctoral Scholar
    2011-2012 Second-Year Doctoral Scholar
    2012-2014 Comprehensive Exams Year Scholar

    Contact Information

    The HTIC office to contact for information on Ph.D. studies at Claremont School of Theology is:

    Name:                  Murad Dibbini
    Title:                    Director of Doctoral Admissins
    Telephone:           909-447-2507
    Email:                   [email protected]

     

    Update in Process March 2015