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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.

  • Certificate Plans

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

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

  • 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

Financial Aid

St. Mary’s offers various scholarships, grants and assistantships to graduate students. Military, their dependents and Department of Defense employees may be eligible for a tuition discount.

Please contact the Office of Financial Assistance at 210-436-3141 or finaid@stmarytx.edu for additional information or visit www.stmarytx.edu/finaid.

Allison Gray, Ph.D., teaching in Fall 2018.

Learn more about Theology

Interested in pursuing a certificate in Theology? We’re eager to hear from you and answer any questions you have. Feel free to reach out to speak to one of our dedicated faculty.

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