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.

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Merrimack College Graduate Virtual Info Session
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Program Format
  • On-Campus
Start Term
  • Fall 2020 - Apply by Aug 24
  • Spring - Apply by Jan 18, 2021
  • (application opens Aug 2020)

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.

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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.

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

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