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Graduate Certificate of Spiritual Direction

Program Overview

Grounded in the tradition of Christian spirituality, the Graduate Certificate in Spiritual Direction prepares individuals to serve as spiritual directors. Graduates guide others to attend and respond to the presence of God in their lives, to develop faithful relationships with others, and to grow in authentic Christian maturity. The program does not identify with any one style of direction but draws on the best practices of various spiritual traditions within the Christian faith.

The 18 credit hour program combines 12 credit hours of graduate, academic theological coursework and six credit hours of supervised practicum experiences. Designed for those engaged in full–time work or ministry, classes may be taken on campus or online. In the supervised practicum, students engage in the practice of spiritual direction and are provided experienced supervision that stimulates growth in their own spirituality and in their ability to provide spiritual direction.

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