Certificate in Spiritual Direction

COURSEWORK (Certificate Total: 22 credits)

1 credit can be taken on campus or online (pre-requisite to Dynamics of Spiritual Direction)

  • Discernment in Prayer

12 credits may be completed online or on campus:

  • Spirituality
  • Spirituality 
  • Scripture
  • Ministry

6 credits must be completed on campus (summer or academic year)

  • Dynamics of Spiritual Direction (3 weeks)     
  • Integrating Spiritual Direction (1 week)

3 credits can be completed at home with distance participation in the seminar

  • Practicum - Spiritual Direction

Core theology courses should be taken concurrently with the spiritual direction courses.


  • Belong to a faith community and be at least 30 years of age.
  • Be in spiritual direction for at least one year of monthly sessions
  • Be ready to engage in on-going discernment of the charism for spiritual direction.

The tuition for the certificate program is the non-degree rate which is less than half the cost for degree seeking students. Scholarships, ranging from 50% to 100% of the tuition are available to degree seeking students.  The current tuition rates are posted on the website.

For questions, contact Sam Rahberg, Director of the Graduate Certificate in Spiritual Direction: [email protected];
(320) 363-3559.