The School of Theology offers introductory (non-accredited) and master’s level certificates in Ministry and Pastoral Administration. Explore our certificate tracks below.
The School of Theology’s Certificate in Lay Ministry is designed for people who wish to deepen their knowledge of Catholic doctrine, grow in their faith, and become informed and effective ministers for the Church. This program assumes no prior undergraduate experience and is an excellent option for those looking for an introductory course of studies. The Certificate is also offered at satellite locations across the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Click here for more information.
The Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Ministry provides training and ministry formation at the graduate level. Program requirements blend academic and pastoral approaches for those wishing to integrate theology and practice. As a 20-credit hour program, it fulfills part of the requirements for the Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry (MAPM). Click here for more information.
The School of Theology’s Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Administration is the next step in ministerial formation following successful completion of a Certificate or Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Ministry. Applicants should have significant pastoral experience, as the program allows both lay and ordained participants to enhance their skills in pastoral leadership and administrative ministry. Click here for more information.