Advanced Certificate in Christian Spirituality
Fordham University

Program Details

The online Advanced Certificate in Christian Spirituality program is designed for individuals who are ready to take the next step in advancing their careers and ministries by gaining a deeper understanding of Christian Spirituality.  You may also decide to complete the program for faith formation, personal enrichment, or to aid your ministry work within the Roman Catholic Church.  This program is an introduction to the Master of Arts in Christian Spirituality degree program or other programs in religious education, pastoral counseling, and pastoral ministry.  By completing this program successfully, students are granted admission to the Master of Arts in Christian Spirituality. 

Courses in this certification include:

  • History of Christian Spirituality
  • Discernment in the Christian Tradition
  • One Old Testament or New Testament course
  • One Spirituality Elective


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Personal statement
  • Resume/CV
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts
  • Interview

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education