The School of Theology’s Certificate in Catholic Theology is designed to introduce the scriptural and theological foundations of the Catholic Faith. It is intended for those who desire to enrich their basic knowledge of the Catholic Faith without anticipating any formal work or ministry in a parish setting. This program assumes no prior undergraduate experience and is an excellent option for those looking for an introductory course of studies. The Certificate is also offered at satellite locations across the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.
Prospective students should possess a high school diploma or GED. Applicants must submit the School of Theology Academic Application and official transcripts from any prior college course work.
The Certificate in Catholic Theology requires 16 credit hours of course work (detailed below). The program can be completed in two years.
B 101 Introduction to the Old Testament (2 credits)
B 201 Introduction to the New Testament (2 credits)
H 370 Introduction to Church History (2 credits)
LS 412 Sacramental Theology (2 credits)
MT 300 Introduction to Moral Theology (2 credits)
S 300 Catechism of the Catholic Church (1 credit)
S 341 Basic Doctrine (2 credits)
S 360 Christology (2 credits)
S 411 Ecclesiology (1 credit)
The Certificate in Pastoral Ministry is a non-accredited program offered at the main campus and at one satellite location which rotates throughout the Archdiocese of Cincinnati on a two-year basis. This certificate includes basic theology courses along with spiritual, ministerial, and personal formation designed to integrate theology and practice. The Certificate in Pastoral Ministry requires a high school diploma or GED for admission.
This certificate provides a basic introduction to the academic subjects of Scripture, Church History, Ethics, Prayer, Christology, and Doctrine, and to the pastoral skills of listening, theological reflection, collaboration, and continuing formation. It also provides basic tools to discern and respond to the call of the Holy Spirit to live as a disciple of Jesus Christ. The Certificate in Pastoral Ministry fulfills the prerequisites for men applying to the permanent diaconate.
Prospective students should submit the School of Theology Application for Formation Programs.
The Certificate in Pastoral Ministry requires 22 credit hours of course work (detailed below), 75 hours of supervised field education, theological reflection, and a Project in Ministry. The program can be completed in two years.
Course of Study: 22 credit hours
- Biblical Studies: 4 credits
- B 101 Introduction to the Old Testament (2 credits)
- B 201 Introduction to the New Testament (2 credits)
- Church History: 2 credits
- H 370 Church History (2 credits)
- Moral Theology: 3 credits
- MT 300 Introduction to Moral Theology (2 credits)
- MT 400 Catholic Social Doctrine (1 credit)
- Systematic Theology: 6 credits
- S 300 Catechism of the Catholic Church (1 credit)
- S 341 Basic Doctrine (2 credits)
- S 360 Christology (2 credits)
- S 411 Ecclesiology (1 credit)
- Pastoral and Professional Studies: 7 credits
- P 101 Theological Reflection I
- P 102 Theological Reflection II (1 credit)
- P 300 Field Education (75 hours)
- P 401 Using Scripture in Parish Ministry (1 credit)
- P 402 Liturgy/Prayer (2 credits)
- P 417 Formation for Discipleship (2 credits)
- P 441 Pastoral Communication (1 credit)
- P 499 Project in Ministry
- P 222 Tribunal Training Course (2 credits) [ELECTIVE]
A1 Title Page Template
A2 List of Project Board Members Template
A3 Table of Contents Template
B Theological Advisor Input Form
C1 Grading Rubric for Capstone II
C2 Capstone Project Evaluation
C3 Evaluation of Project in Ministry