Residency at United Hospital

Our program includes four units of ACPE-accredited clinical pastoral education and offers advanced, specialized training in clinical spiritual care, emphasizing spiritual/theological integration, ethical reflection and leadership in spiritual care. Residents experience clinical assignments that provide in-depth exposure to specialty areas, enabling each student to become an integral part of the health care team.

Upcoming Residency at United Hospital

August 29, 2022 to September 1, 2023


12 month residency program salary rates are $35,568 plus compensation for scheduled on-call coverage.


Medical and dental insurance, paid time off, and may include tuition reimbursement for continuing education.


$750 for the first unit; $250 for each subsequent unit. A $375 security deposit is required within two weeks of being accepted. This non-refundable deposit is applied to the first unit’s tuition.

To apply

We begin receiving applications October 1 for the residency beginning in the following year. Interviews typically begin after December 1 and continue until programs are filled, typically around March.

Please review the CPE application guide for information about the application process and about "what makes a good CPE application."

Electronic submission of applications is preferred. Please send application materials to If applying by mail, please send your application to the address listed below.

If you have questions or would like to submit a United Hospital CPE application for any of our programs, contact:

United Hospital Clinical Pastoral Education
333 North Smith Ave. – MR 61519
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Phone: 651-241-8893