Field education is an integrative component of our Master of Divinity Degree where students engage practical ministry experience. Field Education advances the mission of Howard University School of Divinity by preparing students to become academic and religious leaders through experiential learning in diverse ministry contexts. Students are placed in congregational ministry, government, clinical and non-profit ministry sites throughout the urban DC, Maryland, and Virginia metropolitan area. Students are required to complete six credit hours (two courses) of field education. Each Field Education course is composed of two parts: (1) weekly colloquy where students engage in discussions centered on case studies, select readings, and special presentations, and (2) ministry at the field education placement site. These sites include schools, prisons, hospitals, churches (rural, multicultural, suburban, etc.), and non-profit organizations.