Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

Formation and Education for the Life of the Church

Certificate in General Theological Studies

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The 18-credit Certificate in General Theological Studies provides a well-rounded core of theological studies for the student who may not have the time or finances to complete the whole MA (Theology).

Program Outcomes:

Successful completion of the Graduate Interdisciplinary Theology Certificate will enable you to:

  1. Establish broad foundation of knowledge in the biblical, historical, systematic, and pastoral dimensions of Catholic belief and practice;

  2. Understand theology and pastoral praxis as they relate to a larger Catholic theological context.

Required Coursework:

  • The Creed in History and Theology (3 credits)

  • Early Church History (3 credits)

  • Sacramental or Moral Theology course (3 credits)

    • Eucharist, Sacraments of Initiation, Introduction to Liturgy & Sacraments, Christian Ethics, or Fundamental Moral Theology

  • New Testament course (3 credits)

    • Synoptic Gospels, Acts, & General Epistles, Pauline & Johannine Literature, or Theology of Paul

  • Pastoral Studies course (3 credits)

    • Listening in Pastoral Ministry, Pastoral Care and Counseling, Ministry to Families, or Grief Counseling

  • Elective course of student's choosing or Directed Research (3 credits)