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MA in Spirituality Certificate Programs

CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN SPIRITUAL DIRECTION

The Certificate Program in Spiritual Direction consists of 20 credit hours distributed as follows:

  • 4 core credits: any one of the four core courses
    • Introduction to Spirituality (RTS5010)
    • Christian Spirituality (RTS5020)
    • Spirituality and Social Justice (RTS5030)
    • Spirituality in a Religiously Diverse World (RTS5040)
  • Seminar in the Spiritual Life (RTS5600)
    • An 8-credit intensive two-semester seminar course addressing basic skills and ethics that are foundational for the spiritual life
  • Practicum in Spiritual Direction (RTS5650)
    • An 8-credit intensive two-semester practicum under supervision
  • Credit Summary:
    • 4 core-course credits
    • 8 credit Seminar + 8 credit Practicum
    • Total 20 credits

 

CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN INTERFAITH SPIRITUALITY

The Certificate Program in Interfaith Spirituality consists of 16 credit hours distributed as follows:

  • 4 core credits: any one of the four core courses
    • Introduction to Spirituality (RTS5010)
    • Christian Spirituality (RTS5020)
    • Spirituality and Social Justice (RTS5030)
    • Spirituality in a Religiously Diverse World (RTS5040)
  • Seminar in the Spiritual Life (RTS5600)
    • An 8-credit intensive two-semester seminar course addressing basic skills and ethics that are foundational for the spiritual life
  • Independent Research (RTS5750) in a second religious or spiritual tradition (see below*)
  • Credit Summary:
    • 4 core-course credits (one CORE course)
    • 8 credit Seminar
    • 4 credit independent research
    • Total 16 credits

*Suggested topics for independent research in a second religious or spiritual tradition:

  • Christian Traditions of the Spiritual Life
  • Augustinian Spirituality
  • Jewish Mysticism
  • Sufi Spirituality
  • Hindu Spiritual Experience
  • Buddhism and Spiritual Practice
  • Spirituality and Social Ethics
  • Spirituality and Psychopathology
  • The Spirituality of 12 Step Programs
  • Gender and Spirituality
  • Grief and Spirituality
  • The Spirituality of Elder Years

Take it to the next level - the graduate level - at Merrimack.