Religious Cohort Program

Saint John's is pleased to offer religious the opportunity to simultaneously earn a Master of Arts in Theology and a Graduate Certificate in Spiritual Direction.  The program requirements can be met with a combination of online and on campus coursework. Religious may also earn a certificate in Scripture or Liturgy or they may register for the courses for personal and professional enrichment.

Program advantages

  • Fosters interaction among members of religious communities
  • Broadens opportunities for religious in formation and continuing education programs
  • Requires minimal time away from home and community

Program Requirements

Certificate in Spiritual Direction

22 credits total
  • 1 credit Practice of Discernment in Prayer (offered fall, spring and summer)
  • 9 credits Theology - 3 credits each in Scripture, Spirituality, and Prayer (online or on campus)
  • 3 credits Ministry offered in summer sessions at Saint John's
  • 6 credits Spiritual Direction Courses - rotated in summer sessions at Saint John's
  • 3 credits Supervised Practicum in Spiritual Direction (Sep-Apr) between Summers II and III

Master of Theological Studies with  Concentrations in Scripture, Liturgy, or Monastic Studies

48 credits total
  • 3 credits Liturgy
  • 3 credits Monastic Studies/Spirituality and Church History
  • 6 credits History of Christianity I and II
  • 6 credits Doctrine or Moral Theology
  • 6 credits Scripture
  • 9 credits Major Concentration
  • 12 credits Electives
  • 3 credits Comprehensives

Graduate Certificate in Liturgy, Scripture, or Monastic Studies

18 credits total
  • 9 credits in focus area
  • 9 credits in areas of interest

Graduate Admissions
Donelle Poling
[email protected]