Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Ministry
The Graduate Certificate is offered at the main campus and includes core theology courses along with spiritual, ministerial and personal formation that integrate theology and practice. A 4-year undergraduate college degree is required for admission. It is an excellent option for those who want to engage in theological and pastoral studies at the graduate level, but who may not want or need to complete a full M.A. degree.
The Graduate Certificate includes 20 hours of graduate credit, mentoring, supervised Field Education, Theological Reflection and a Project in Ministry. Students may complete the Graduate Certificate in two years, taking 4-6 credit hours each semester. Students are welcome to complete the full MAPM within 10 years of admittance to the program. The Graduate Certificate fulfills the prerequisites for men applying to the permanent diaconate.