Graduate Certificate Programs

We offer three Graduate Certificate Programs:

Requirements for a Graduate Certificate in Catholic Studies

The certificate consists of 15 graduate credits and is intended for students who wish to learn more about the rich spiritual and intellectual tradition of the Roman Catholic Church. The certificate may be taken alone or in combination with the M.A. in Theology program.

  • THEO603 History of Christianity (3)
  • PHIL631 Catholic Intellectual Tradition (Phil.) (3)
  • THEO627 Catholic Moral Theology (3)
  • THEO609 Scriptural Interpretation (3)

Ecclesiology (Choose One)

  • THEO615 Mystery of Church (3), or
  • THEO656 Church in an Age of Plurality (3)

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Requirements for a Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Care

The certificate consists of 15 graduate credits and is intended for students who work in helping professions such as hospitals, nursing homes and other settings where the combined skills in theology and counseling are required. The certificate provides the theological foundations for these ministries. The certificate may be taken alone or in combination with the M.A. in Theology program.

  • THEO609 Scriptural Interpretation (3)
  • THEO619 Liturgical Theology (3)
  • PSY660 Counseling and Spirituality (3)
  • THEO625 Ministry and Ministries (3)

Ethics (Choose One)

  • MC626 Ethical Issues in Human Leadership (3), or
  • THEO627 Catholic Moral Theology (3), or
  • THEO663 Spirituality and Ethics (3)

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Requirements for Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Care for the Second Half of Life

  • PC 600: the Mind-Body-Spirit Connection in Aging (3)
  • PC 610: Psychosocial and Spiritual Development in Later Adulthood (3)
  • PC 620: Ethical and Theological Issues in Aging (3)
  • PC 630: Spiritual Care of Maturing Adults (3)
  • PC 640: Techniques in Pastoral Care of the Maturing Adult (3)
  • PC 650: Internship (3)

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Requirements for a Graduate Certificate in Spirituality

The certificate consists of 15 graduate credits. The 15 credits may be earned by taking the 4 courses listed below and one elective course from the courses listed for the M.A. in Theology program. The certificate provides the theological foundations for these ministries. The certificate may be taken alone or in combination with the M.A. in Theology program.

  • THEO641 Spirituality Through the Ages (3)
  • THEO663 Spirituality and Ethics (3)
  • THEO667 The Wisdom of the Mystics (3)
  • THEO674 Christian Spiritualities and Charity (3)

Elective Course (3)

  • Choose one from the courses listed for the M.A. in Theology program

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