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Theology: Pastoral Ministry Certificate

St. Catherine University's theology pastoral ministry certificate program emphasizes the exploration of your spirituality within the Christian faith tradition, and invites you to share in the quest for a deeper understanding of God and meaning in your life.

Program Highlights

Format: Evenings

Completion time: 2 years

Credits: 16

Cost per credit (2021–2022): $710

Start: Fall, spring, or summer

Scholarship Opportunities

A St. Catherine University education is one of the most worthwhile investments you’ll ever make, and we are committed to helping you find ways to make that investment affordable.

New PMC students are considered for up to $3,000 in funding from the following scholarship programs: service and leadership, diversity, alumni, and academic achievement.

Graduate assistantship funding may be available for qualified students after they begin the program. 

PMC students employed by a St. Kate's corporate or community partner may be eligible for a 10% tuition discount.

Graduate students may also be eligible for loan and grant programs.


A Solid Foundation for a Ministry Role

The certificate program—offered on our St. Paul, Minnesota campus—emphasizes inward exploration to ground you in a thorough understanding of your own spirituality. You'll gain experience through a practicum with the support of peers and professionals so you are fully prepared to work in your area upon completing the program.

Careers in Theology

The pastoral ministry graduate certificate program trains people for ministry in today’s church, especially those called to more formal roles of ministry. This ecumenical program provides a solid theological foundation and a supervised pastoral field education experience that teaches ongoing self-evaluation and skills.

Theology Pastoral Ministry Certificate Program Overview

This certificate program prepares students for adult discipleship in the  ecumenical Christian church as well as for more formal positions in lay ministry. Students pursue the certificate over two years in a cohort group. Academic requirements include a total of 12 theology credits and a four-credit practicum.  

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