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School of Liberal Arts

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.

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. The Certificate in Spiritual Direction prepares candidates to meet this growing need through real-world experience and a hands-on practicum.

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.

Male and female students working together in the library on laptops

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.

Admission Requirements

The Certificate in Spiritual Direction requires an undergraduate Bachelor’s degree (BA or BS). There is no undergraduate major requirement for the certificate.


For more information on the graduate certificate in Spiritual Direction, contact the Office of Graduate Studies at or 978-837-3563.