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2019 - 2020 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog 
2019 - 2020 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Graduate Certificate in Ministry to Black Catholics

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The Graduate Certificate in Ministry to Black Catholics prepares those who are involved with or interested in pastoral ministry and religious education among Black Catholics, including the African-American community and more recent African immigrant communities. The graduate certificate serves as a stepping stone towards the M.A. in Theology or Master of Divinity degree, as all credits earned may be applied to the degree programs. Faithful to the magisterium, courses are designed to foster intellectual engagement in the scholarly pursuit of truth.

Program Highlights

  • This program professes fidelity to the teachings of Jesus Christ and the doctrine and heritage of the Roman Catholic Church.
  • The curriculum provides a theological education for those who seek to serve the needs of the Catholic Church and society.
  • Students develop an understanding and appreciation of the Catholic faith with a specific emphasis on the history and cultural diversity and contributions of Black Catholics in the United States.
  • The certificate contributes to the development of leadership among Black Catholics within and for the Church.
  • This program provides competency in ministry, with an appropriate credential.
  • Completion of the Certificate can be a stepping stone toward a degree.
  • Optional residential summer session allows students to accelerate completion of the certificate.


Admission Requirements

Applicants are required to have a baccalaureate degree from an institution of higher learning accredited or accepted in the United States.


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