Non Degree Study

Application Process Frequently Asked Queations

A degree program meets the needs of most students interested in graduate theological and ministerial studies. For students, professionals, and ministers seeking enrichment through education and formation, Saint John's offers a variety of non-degree study options. Students who begin their studies as a non-degree student may apply up to nine credits to a degree program upon admission to Saint John's.

Certificate in Spiritual Direction


Continuing Education

A program of twelve credits in core theology and ten credits in the art and skills of spiritual direction, including an eight-month practicum. Nine credits of the core theology requirements may be earned in online coursework. The Continuing Education Program provides enrichment to students, ministers, and professionals in graduate theological and ministerial studies. Continuing education students only need to submit an application and register for available courses.

Graduate Certificate Program


The Graduate Certificate Program often suits individuals who are transitioning from one form of ministry to another. All 18 credits for the Graduate Certificate Program may be completed online or on campus. A Sabbatical at Saint John's allows participants to immerse themselves in the Collegeville experience and select from a variety of courses. Sabbatical participants must register for at least six non-degree credits each term.