Graduate Certificate in Theology

Whether you are seeking spiritual and leadership development, a career in ministry, or advanced theological education, Saint Leo's graduate certificate in Theology offers a flexible adult learning model for nontraditional graduate students, lay ministers, and candidates to the diaconate.

Why choose Theology at Saint Leo?

The 18-credit hour graduate certificate in Theology allows you to customize your studies to your professional needs and interests. Select six graduate Theology courses in consultation with the Director of the Graduate Program in Theology.

As Florida’s oldest Catholic college or university, Saint Leo has centuries-old roots in the Benedictine tradition. Our faculty—including clergy, and experts in the Second Vatican Council, Ignatian Spirituality and the Catholic-Jewish dialogue—use a variety of instructional delivery methods, blending onsite lectures, online discussion and video conferencing.

Saint Leo also offers a 36-credit hour M.A. in Theology.

Professional development opportunities

Connect your classroom learning with community service or an internship to gain leadership skills in liturgical and ministerial service. Choose an area that interests you: lay pastoral ministry, religious education, diaconal ministry, secondary education, chaplaincy, or further graduate study.

Admission requirements

Although we teach theology from the perspective of the Catholic Christian Tradition, we are an ecumenical community in which diverse perspectives share openly in the learning process. You may come to the program with different beliefs and objectives from your classmates, or perhaps without a background in academic theology—and you will leave spiritually enriched, and with a critical knowledge of biblical, systematic, historical, pastoral and moral theology.

A special discount is available for Theology students. Contact Graduate Admissions details.

Do you have the courage to answer your calling? Take the first step, and apply now.

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