Program Requirements

Hours: 18

Spirituality and Wellness in Systems Core - 18 hours

RPS 500Coming to the Well,Theology of Ministry in a Changing World (3)

RPS 506Spirituality & Wellness (3)

RPS 510Socio-Ecological Dimensions of Pastoral Care (3)

RPS 514Spirituality of Leadership (3)

RPS 560Pastoral Care & Counseling (3)

REL 563Life Through Death (3)

The certificate curriculum is offered over a two year cycle.

Admission Requirements

Individuals applying for admission to the graduate program in religious studies must submit the following:

  • A completed application form.
  • A non-refundable application fee.
  • An official undergraduate transcript with a baccalaureate degree noted from a regionally accredited college or university with an overall GPA of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 sent directly from the undergraduate institution(s) to the Office of Graduate Admission, Mount St. Joseph University, 5701 Delhi Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45233.
  • Three letters of recommendation from professional colleagues.
  • A short (5-page) essay explaining the purpose for application and goals in pastoral ministry.
  • An interview with the Graduate Admission Committee.

***Effective July 1, 2014, the College of Mount St. Joseph became Mount St. Joseph University. Any reference within the catalog to the College will be understood to be a reference to Mount St. Joseph University after July 1, 2014, unless otherwise noted.***