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Earn a Certificate in Theology from St. Mary’s University

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The academic study of theology at St. Mary’s University covers the history of Scriptural interpretation, the development of Christian teachings, and practical aspects of Catholic social teaching and Christian ethics. Through this program, we foster critical reflection on the Catholic faith and work that is open to ecumenism and inter-faith dialogue.

The Graduate Certificate in Theology is designed for students who are considering graduate work in theology but who do not wish to pursue a 36-hour master’s program.

The courses are offered virtually to those who live outside Bexar County. Those who live within Bexar County should plan to attend classes in-person.

  • Certificate Plans

    Courses taken toward the certificate could be transferred toward the degree of Master of Arts in Theology.

    Learn more about courses for the Certificate in Theology by visiting the University Catalog.

  • Courses

    Students will choose four courses across the areas of Biblical Studies, Systematic Theology and Moral Theology for a total of 12 credit hours. Some examples of courses include:

    • The Interpretation of the History of Israel
    • Prophets and Visionaries
    • Theology of Paul
    • Sacraments and Liturgy
    • Christian Social Ethics
    • Theology of Human Sexuality, Marriage, and the Family
    • Contemporary Issues in Christian Ethics

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