Christian Spirituality (Adv Cert)

This program is offered online or on campus.

The advanced certificate program in Christian spirituality is for those who wish to deepen their understanding of Christian spirituality. Students may complete the program for faith formation, for personal enrichment, or to aid their ministry work in houses of worship. 

The certificate can also serve as an introduction to our Master of Arts (M.A.) in Christian spirituality program or our programs in religious education, pastoral mental health counseling, and pastoral ministry. Successful completion of the certificate program will grant you admission to the Master of Arts (M.A.) in Christian spirituality program.

Are you interested in attending the Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education?  Request more information or schedule an information session today.

Admission to the advanced certificate in Christian spirituality program is open to all who have earned a bachelor's degree.

Course Title Credits
SPGR 6702
SPGR 6703
History of Christian Spirituality I
and History of Christian Spirituality II
SPGR 6830Discernment in the Christian Tradition3
RLGR 6011New Testament3
or RLGR 6010 Old Testament
One Spirituality elective 13
One elective 23
Total Credits18

A spirituality Elective is any course with the SPGR subject code numbered 6000–7999. A list of these courses can be found on the course listing page.


An elective is any class within GRE—or any graduate-level class at Fordham University or in the New York Theological Consortium approved by your academic adviser. A list of GRE courses can be found on our course listing page.