The Certificate Program is a flexible program in which the student completes five graduate courses (15 credit hours) in an area of specialization. Four of these courses are identical to the concentration core of any of the MA programs, and one course is an elective of the student’s choosing. There is a six-year time limit from entry into the program for completion of requirements. Candidates for the certificate receive a graduate level knowledge in a specific area.
Areas of Study
A Philosophy student may specialize in Christian Wisdom. A Pastoral Studies student may specialize in Youth and Young Adult Ministry or Professional Certificate in Catholic Pastoral Counseling for Mental Health Professionals by completing the requirements with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or better.
Applicants for the Certificate Program should follow the College Division Admissions Procedure. They must possess a B. A. Applicants must be able to show proficiency in English, either evidenced by previous college experience, or by a proficiency exam.