School of Arts and Sciences

Certificate in Spiritual Direction

Certificate in Spiritual Direction

The Certificate in Spiritual Direction program prepares candidates to be empowered Spiritual Directors through hands-on field experience.

Put Spirituality and Faith into Practice.

Graduate Programs Virtual Information Session

Tuesday, September 26 , 2023 
from 5:30 pm 
to 7:00 pm
Learn about the Merrimack College community, application process, financial aid, your program’s curriculum, professional opportunities, fellowships and more!

Why a Certificate in Spiritual Direction?

In today’s complex world, there is a growing need for spiritual directors who are equipped to help others connect more deeply with their spiritual lives. Through interactive and interdisciplinary coursework, you will learn how concepts of spirituality and faith can be put into practice to guide others through their spiritual journeys.

Program Benefits

  • Fall and spring start dates
  • 20 credits
  • Evening and day courses
  • Optional test scores
Customized for You
  • Hands-on practicum and real-world experience
  • Small class sizes with personalized attention
  • High caliber faculty who are practitioners
  • Classmates with a range of interests/careers
Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of the program, you’ll emerge with the knowledge, skills and insights you’ll need for a fulfilling career as an empowered spiritual director, counseling and supporting others in their spiritual journey.

Program Format

  • Choose from online (synchronous), on-campus or a combination.

Start Terms

  • Fall
  • Spring


Want to Learn More about a Certificate in Spiritual Direction?

Contact the Merrimack College Office of Graduate Admission at

Reserve an Informational Call with the Program Director

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