Graduate Theology

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With generous scholarships and ministry grants, over 80% of alumni graduate without student debt.

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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 entire MA (Theology) degree.

Program Outcomes

Successful completion of this certificate will enable you to:

  • Establish a broad foundation of knowledge in the biblical, historical, systematic, and pastoral dimensions of Catholic belief and practice;
  • 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 and 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)