Current Programs and Tuition

Beaumont Health System's Clinical Pastoral Education Program and Center are fully accredited with commendation by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. All students completing work in the Beaumont's program will be professionally registered or certified by the ACPE. 

Current Programs

For all programs, seventy-five percent of time is spent in ministry to patients, families, and staff; twenty-five percent is spent in seminars, didactics, and individual and group supervision.

CPE Residency Program

Rotating twelve-month stipended residency beginning March 1, June 1, September 1, and December 1.

Forty clinical hours per week, including evenings and weekends as assigned, at least fourteen overnight clinical practicums per unit, and five of the six holidays (New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas) responsibility during the year.

Application deadline: Six months prior to anticipated start date.

CPE Extended Units

January Extended (20 weeks): Monday daytime didactics with Monday and Tuesday orientation the first week.

  • January 20 - June 5, 2014
  • January 19 - June 4, 2015
  • January 23 - June 9, 2016

Twenty-four hours per week, including fourteen overnight clinical practicum and one holiday (Memorial Day) responsibility during the unit. Application deadline: three months prior to anticipated start date.

September Extended (30 weeks): Monday daytime didactics with Monday and Tuesday orientation the second week.

  • September 15, 2014 - April 3, 2015
  • September 14, 2015 - April 8, 2016

Sixteen hours per week, including fourteen overnight clinical practicums and two of the three holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day) responsibility during the unit. Application deadline: three months prior to anticipated start date.

CPE Intensive Unit

CPE Summer Unit (10 weeks): Thirsty-Two clinical hours per week, with didactics on two days for approximately 4 -5 hours each.

  • June 9 - August 15, 2014
  • June 8 - August 14, 2015
  • June 13 - August 19, 2016

Thirsty-Two clinical hours per week includes some weekend, evening and nighttime coverage, including fourteen overnight clinical practicums and one holiday (Independence Day) responsibility during the unit. Application deadline: four months prior to anticipated start date. Available positions fill quickly. Early submission of application recommended.

Program Fees

  • $35 non-refundable application fee.
  • $75 deposit (credited toward tuition) when accepted into the program.
  • $1,000 for first Beaumont unit (incoming students).
  • $675 for consecutive units.

Admissions Procedure 

  • Applicant must submit a completed, standard ACPE application form, available from any CPE center. For the Beaumont CPE application in Adobe PDF format, click here. An added option is the Beaumont CPE application form in MS Word template format. To request that this format be sent to you via e-mail, please call 248-551-8237.
  • Non-refundable fee of $35 (payable to Beaumont CPE Center) must accompany the application.

Applications and Inquiries

Address all applications and inquiries to:

Fr. D. Carl Buxo, M.Div., BCC, APC
Director, Clinical Pastoral Education Center
Beaumont Health System
3711 West 13 Mile Road, 112-ABW-LL
Royal Oak, Michigan 48073-6769
Phone: 248-551-2908
Fax: 248-551-1611
dcbuxo@beaumont.edu