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School of Theology and Ministry

Post-Master’s Certificate of Transforming Spirituality

 27 credits, 1-2 years

The Transforming Spirituality Certificate was created as an advanced program specifically for individuals who have successfully completed graduate degrees in theology or religious studies (MA, MDiv, Ph.D., D.Min.) from accredited institutions, have a background in interpersonal process skills, and wish to augment their knowledge and/or skills in the area of spirituality. We offer two certificate tracks: Transforming Spirituality and Spiritual Direction.

Certificate Requirements

Transforming Spirituality

People who choose this specialization are able to pursue in depth studies in psycho-spiritual development, spirituality, and elective courses that will enhance their goals in ministry.

I. Specified Certificate Requirements

  • Contemporary Christian Spirituality and Prayer (3)
  • History of Christian Spirituality (3)
  • The Art of Spiritual Direction (3)
  • Spiritual Discernment (3)
  • Psycho-spiritual Development (3)
  • Spirituality Synthesis (3)
  • Electives (9)

MINIMUM CREDITS REQUIRED: 27

Spiritual Direction

Those with a history of spiritual practice and receiving spiritual direction, as well as experience in listening to the faith journeys of others, may apply for the specialization in spiritual direction. Admission into this specialization is dependent on demonstrated readiness.

I. Specified Certificate Requirements

  • Contemporary Christian Spirituality and Prayer (3)
  • History of Christian Spirituality (3)
  • The Art of Spiritual Direction (3)
  • Spiritual Discernment (3)
  • Psycho-spiritual Development (3)
  • SSpirituality Synthesis (3)
  • Spirituality Selective (3)

II. Specified Spiritual Direction Requirements 

  • Art of Spiritual Direction Practicum I (3)
  • Art of Spiritual Direction Practicum II (3)

MINIMUM CREDITS REQUIRED: 27 

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Federal regulations published in October of 2010 by the Secretary of Education require institutions to disclose to prospective students particular information regarding academic programs that qualify for Title IV federal student financial aid under the "gainful employment" provision. Seattle University provides the following program disclosures on Gainful Employment eligible School of Theology and Ministry certificate programs.

 

Questions? 

Please reach out to Jean Adler Stean, Assistant Director of Admissions & Student Services at steanj@seattleu.edu or 206-296-5333.

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