Institute for Spirituality and Social Justice

ISSJ Certificates

In addition to master's degrees, the Institute for Spirituality and Social Justice also offers 3-Course Certificates in several theological areas. These certificates are designed to give you new academic and spiritual resources to meet this moment, regardless of your vocational goals. Whether you are looking to further develop your teaching, ministry, counseling, or work with a parish community, one of our certificates can help you meet those goals.

Specifically, the certificate requirements are:


Graduate Theology Certificate in Biblical Studies

  • Liberating Bible
  • Course in Hebrew Bible
  • Course in Christian Scriptures course

Graduate Theology Certificate in Ethics

  • Theo Ethics in a Time of Planetary Crisis
  • Theo/Ethics in Ministry
  • One of the following:
    • Course in Scripture & Social Justice
    • Course in Comparative or Global Spirituality/Theo./Ethics
    • Course in Sustainability

Graduate Theology Certificate in Pastoral Care

  • Theo/Ethics in Ministry
  • Ignatian Spirituality
  • One of the following:
    • Counseling
    • Psychology
    • Trauma & Theology
    • Youth & Campus Ministry

Graduate Theology Certificate in Spirituality 

  • Ignatian Spirituality
  • Two of the following:
    • Spiritual Exercises for the 21st Century
    • Franciscan Spirituality
    • Ignatian Spirituality
    • Spirituality & Solidarity
    • Buddhist Christian Explorations
    • Other courses in Spirituality...