Jesuit Studies (Adv Cert)

This hybrid program offers both on-campus and online coursework.


The advanced certificate in Jesuit studies offers Jesuit university, secondary school, parish, and chaplain employees and other interested parties an in-depth introduction to the history, spirituality, pedagogy, and multiple contexts pertinent to the burgeoning academic field of Jesuit studies. In addition to online coursework, students in the program participate in a summer residential program on campus. Coursework is characterized by lectures, readings, presentations, and research/reflection papers.


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Admissions requirements include the following:

  1. A Bachelor's Degree
  2. Completed application

The advanced certificate in Jesuit studies comprises 18 credits and requires the following courses:

Course Title Credits
SPGR 6742The Ignatian Way3
RLGR 6872History of the Jesuits3
SPGR 6830Discernment in the Christian Tradition3
SPGR 6702History of Christian Spirituality I3
SPGR 6703History of Christian Spirituality II3
SPGR 7792Contemporary Christian Spirituality3
Total Credits18

Students who complete this advanced certificate and are later admitted to the M.A. in Christian Spirituality may apply the credits earned as part of the advanced certificate towards the M.A. degree.