Certificates

In addition to graduate degrees, CDSP offers students a variety of degree programs and courses of study for which they may earn graduate certificates.

Certificate programs in Anglican Studies and Theological Studies have separate admissions requirements.

CDSP Certificates in Ministry Development and several GTU Certificates of Study are available only to students enrolled in graduate degree programs.

CDSP students are able to take a Certificate in Ministry Development, under the auspices of the Ministry Developers Collaborative of Living Stones, the Episcopal Church’s collective for local ministry development.  Academic course work, projects, readings and reflective ministry practice are combined in this individualized certificate program, under the supervision of an Ministry Developers Collaborative Guide. Contact Susanna Singer

GTU Certificates of Study

Certificate in Asian and Oceanic Cultures and Faith Traditions

The AOCFT Program is an interdisciplinary, multi-faith, and cross-cultural program. The Certificate in Asian and Oceanic Cultures and Faith Traditions is only available for students currently enrolled at the GTU and member schools. For more information: http://www.gtu.edu/centersandaffiliates/asiaproject; Email

Certificate in Black Church/Africana Religious Studies

The Black Church is but one expression of the broader phenomenon of African American Religion. The nature of African Americans’ religious experience can be better understood when the Black Church is situated within this broader spatial/temporal framework. The Black Church/Africana Religious Studies program consciously provides that framework for authentic and critical examination. The Certificate in Black Church/Africana Religious Studies is only available for student currently enrolled at the GTU and member schools. For more information: http://www.gtu.edu/centersandaffiliates/bcars; Email

Certificate in Islamic Studies

The Certificate in Islamic Studies is designed for students who wish to demonstrate a basic command of Islamic studies and students from outside the GTU, particularly educators in the Islamic community, who want to have some systematic graduate training in Islamic Studies, but are not prepared to undertake an M.A. or PhD. Available through the Center for Islamic Studies, this certificate is available to students enrolled in degree programs at the GTU and member schools as well as interested parties outside the GTU. The certificate requires six courses in Islamic Studies, one of which may be devoted to the thesis, if elected. For more information: http://www.gtu.edu/centersandaffiliates/islamicstudies; Email

Certificate in Jewish Studies

Available through the Center for Jewish Studies, this certificate is available to students enrolled in degree programs at the GTU and member schools who wish to demonstrate a basic command of Jewish studies as well as interested parties outside the GTU. The certificate requires six courses in Jewish Studies, one of which may be devoted to a thesis, if elected. Two of the courses should be the M.A. survey sequence in Jewish History or Jewish Thought (or their equivalents). For more information: http://www.gtu.edu/centersandaffiliates/jewishstudies; Email

Certificate in Orthodox Studies

Available through the Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute, this certificate is available to students enrolled in a degree program at the GTU and member schools as well as interested parties outside the GTU. The certificate requires eight courses, totaling twenty-four units of graduate study, including the introductory courses, Orthodox Christian History and Theology and Orthodox Christian Spirituality. For more information: http://www.orthodoxinstitute.org; Email

Certificate in Women’s Studies in Religion

The Certificate in Women’s Studies in Religion is available for students currently enrolled at the GTU and member schools. Completion of the certificate requires taking the required Women’s Studies in Religion seminar offered every year, completing three additional courses (at least two with a religious or theological component) at the GTU or UC Berkeley and participate in three colloquia of Women’s Studies in Religion series. Current students may enroll with the Women’s Studies in Religion program coordinator. For more information: http://www.gtu.edu/centersandaffiliates/womensstudies; Email

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