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Overview

The Post Master’s Certificate in Theology is a 30-credit hour, fully online program designed to give students, who hold a Master’s degree in Theology, an opportunity to advance their academic standing and concentrate on an area of Theology.

The certificate offers areas of concentration in the following:

  • Bioethics
  • Church History
  • Moral Theology
  • Dogmatic Theology
  • Sacred Scripture
  • Thomistic Studies

This is a flexible program, designed to prepare students for subsequent licentiate or doctoral work, or for integrating a pastoral component into their lives and professions.

Career Opportunities

  • Teaching at a university, college, seminary, or high school
  • Parish Ministry Leader
  • Diocesan Director/Coordinator
  • Bioethics
  • Priesthood and/or Religious Life

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Post Master’s Certificate

Theology

  • Online
  • On Campus
  • Eligible for transfer credits

3 to 6 years

Program Length

$390

Per Credit Hour

30

Total Credits

Jan. 9th

Next Start Date

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“Catholic theology, taught in a manner faithful to Scripture, Tradition, and the Church’s Magisterium, provides an awareness of the Gospel principles which will enrich the meaning of human life and give it a new dignity.”

– Pope St. John Paul II, Ex Corde Ecclesiae, 20

The Certificate Core

The candidate for the Post Master’s Certificate in Theology may compose his or her program from any graduate level courses he or she wishes, as long as four core courses are included:

  • SAS 651 – Synoptic Gospels
  • DTH 731 – One and Triune God
  • DTH 751 – Christology
  • MTH 611 – Fundamental Moral Theology I.

Sample Course Plan Post Master’s Certificate in Theology

Sample Course Plan Post Master’s Certificate in Theology – Thomistic Studies 

Certificate Information

At Holy Apostles, you decide your passion!

With 6 concentration options, you’ll have the opportunity to study what you feel most passionate about!

Not sure what that might be? No problem! We’re here to help you discern!

Certificate Requirements

Pursuing Licentiate or Doctoral Work

The Post Master’s Certificate Program in Theology requirements must be completed with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or better. For purposes of retaining a consistency and integrity in its Post Master’s Certificate in Theology program, Holy Apostles requires that a twelve credit core curriculum be completed within the program by each candidate.

All Post Master’s Certificate candidates must integrate the following core courses into their program:

  • SAS 652 – Synoptic Gospels
  • DTH 731 – One and Triune God
  • DTH 751 – Christology
  • MTH 611 – Fundamental Moral Theology I.

Course requirements for areas of concentration are identical to those of the residential M.A. in Theology program. In cases where a student has already taken any of these core courses, or comparable courses on the graduate level, the requirement may be waived by the Academic Dean.

A maximum of six graduate credits toward the Post Master’s Certificate in Theology will be accepted by Holy Apostles for transfer. These credits must be from accredited colleges, must not have been applied to a degree, and must be applicable to the Post Master’s Certificate Program in Theology. Acceptance of transfer credits is at the discretion of the Academic Dean.

During the final semester of coursework or the semester following completion of all courses, PMC students enroll in the 0-credit Capstone Paper Directed Study with a faculty advisor. The PMC Capstone Paper is a 30-page academic research paper written on a topic related to the student’s concentration area and approved by the faculty advisor. The paper’s format follows the current Thesis Guidelines. To enroll in the Capstone Paper Directed Study, the student submits an application and proposal following the format in the Thesis Guidelines to the Summative Evaluation Coordinator who will assist in assigning a faculty advisor for the Capstone Paper. The student submits the application and proposal the semester before the student intends to begin the 0-credit Capstone Directed Study. PMC students are expected to complete the Capstone Paper in one semester. Please see the Tuition and Fees page for current fees for the PMC Capstone Paper Directed Study.

In the case of a student who intends to pursue licentiate or doctoral work, careful attention must be paid to compose his or her program from course work which will fulfill admissions requirements for the intended future college or university program. In some cases, it may be advisable for a student to approve each semester’s course selection(s) with the future institution of study, to ensure a smooth transition from Holy Apostles Post Master’s Certificate in Theology program into a licentiate or doctoral program.

Who Is This Program For?

• Those Working in Ministry
• Those Desiring to Pursue Work in Ministry
• Catholic School Teachers and other Educators
• Catholic Professionals
• Nurses, Therapists, and other Health Care Professionals

FAQ

Is this an Online Program?

Yes, our 100% online courses make the certificate program flexible for working and busy individuals. The Post Master’s Certificate in Theology may be completed 100% online or on campus.

How do I apply?

Applicants for the certificate program should follow the Graduate Admissions procedures.

Is Holy Apostles College & Seminary accredited?

Holy Apostles College and Seminary is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), the Connecticut Office of Higher Education (CTOHE), and the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). For more accreditation information visit here

Are the Faculty members faithful to the Magisterium?

All members of the faculty who teach theology and philosophy must be approved by the Chancellor, make a Profession of Faith, and take an Oath of Fidelity to the Magisterium.

Who is the Program Director?

Program Director:

Dr. Alan Fimister, afimister@holyapostles.edu

Teaching Faculty:

For a full listing of our faculty, please visit Faculty Listing.

FAQ

Is this an Online Program?

Yes, our 100% online courses make the certificate program flexible for working and busy individuals. The Post Master’s Certificate in Theology may be completed 100% online or on campus.

How do I apply?

Applicants for the certificate program should follow the Graduate Admissions procedures.

Is Holy Apostles College & Seminary accredited?

Holy Apostles College and Seminary is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), the Connecticut Office of Higher Education (CTOHE), and the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). For more accreditation information visit here

Are the Faculty members faithful to the Magisterium?

All members of the faculty who teach theology and philosophy must be approved by the Chancellor, make a Profession of Faith, and take an Oath of Fidelity to the Magisterium.

Who is the Program Director?

Program Director:

Dr. Alan Fimister, afimister@holyapostles.edu

Teaching Faculty:

For a full listing of our faculty, please visit Faculty Listing.

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Time and cost should not stand in your way.

You deserve the highest quality academics that are both convenient and affordable.

Let Holy Apostles set you on the path to achieving your goals.

Why Holy Apostles

Flexible & Online

Holy Apostles makes a quality education accessible. You can complete your degree any time, anywhere. Our small class sizes make learning easier, providing personalized attention from our excellent faculty.

Tuition you can afford

At Holy Apostles, we believe that a debt-free graduate is a gift to the Church. We are one of the most affordable colleges recommended by the Cardinal Newman Guide.

FAITHFULLY CATHOLIC

The Catholic university is “born from the heart of the Church,” as St. John Paul II stated in Ex Corde Ecclesiae.

From its very foundation, Holy Apostles College & Seminary has dedicated itself to proclaiming the truth and forming our students to do the same.

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