HSP 2019 Program Information


What courses are offered?

The Hispanic Summer Program (HSP) offers 7 choices of 3-credit, accredited courses geared toward master-degree level Latina/o seminarians and graduate students. There are a limited number of slots for D.Min. and Ph.D. students from sponsoring institutions only. Students may take only one course, and all courses must be taken for credit and a grade will be awarded. Auditing is not permitted. Credit and transcripts are issued by the Perkins School of Theology, a fully accredited member of the Association of Theological Schools.

Who is this program for?

The program is designed primarily for Latina/o students enrolled in theological seminaries and university departments of theology or religion. We have also welcomed about 10% of non-Latina/o students nationwide who are involved in Latino-centered ministries and advocacy. The (HSP) provides the opportunity for students to study with Latina/o peers and professors.Each summer, the HSP brings together nearly 70 participants from the U.S. and Puerto Rico, representing a wide variety of traditions, denominations, and theological perspectives. The HSP also provides a limited number of slots for Latina/o pastors seeking continuing theological education.

How do I apply?

An electronic application will be available on this website on November 26, 2018. Application for the program requires two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the student’s primary advisor. Applications will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis. Applicants who submit a completed application prior to February 16, 2019, will have a higher chance of admission to the program and to the applicant’s first choice course. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that recommendations are submitted to the HSP. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

What language is the HSP in?

While HSP courses are taught in English and require the ability to read and speak English, Spanish is used in the classroom. Written work may be completed in either English or Spanish.

Is there homework?

All courses will include an assignment to be completed prior to the start of the program. Other assignments are to be completed while the program is in session. Students are given an additional 2 weeks after HSP ends to complete their final assignment.