Iliff offers a variety of courses in psychology of religion and pastoral care and counseling designed to provide foundational knowledge and expertise for parish ministry. In addition, Iliff offers advanced courses for more specialized pastoral work and to prepare for further graduate study in the field. Students who want to prepare for licensing may consider a cooperative program.

Iliff School of Theology and The Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW), University of Denver, allow qualified students to pursue concurrently the Master of Divinity, the Master of Arts in Specialized Ministry or the Master of Theological Studies degrees with the Master of Social Work degree. These cooperative degree programs offer students the opportunity to develop expertise in dealing with theological perspectives in social service settings.