About CSP

The program dates for Summer 2015 are:       

  • Term 1:  Monday, June 8 - Thursday, July 2, 2015
  • Term 2:  Monday, July 6 - Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Master of Arts with a major in Christian Spirituality and the graduate Certificate in Spiritual Direction and Directed Retreat are summer-only programs of graduate-level courses.  Solid academic study is combined with a personal appropriation of the Christian faith through prayer and worship.  The application of these aspects to one's life and ministry is stressed in both programs.

The primary value of Creighton University's graduate programs in Christian Spirituality is the integration of three elements:

  1. a thorough knowledge of Christian Spirituality based on Scripture, Church Tradition and Christian heritage, contemporary theology and psychology with an emphasis on Ignatian Spirituality;
  2. experiential appropriation of the mysteries of the Christian faith grounded in human development through reflection, prayer and communal worship;
  3. an apostolic orientation directed toward more effective ministry skills, especially toward preparation for giving spiritual direction and directed retreats; these are not viewed as successive stages or compartments, but as a lived syntheses of mind, heart and mission.

The long-range goal of the program is to foster an apostolic spirituality which promotes the deep spiritual and moral renewal needed for Christians to respond appropriately to the many urgent issues facing humanity in the twenty-first century.

The courses are offered in four-week terms with two terms scheduled each summer.  One may register for either term or both terms.

An eight-day, silent, directed retreat is offered annually prior to the first summer term.  The dates of the 2015 retreat are:  May 28 - June 6, 2015.  All are welcome, though space is limited and registration is required.  Participation in the Christian Spirituality Program at Creighton is not required to attend the retreat.

If you have questions or would like materials mailed to you or a friend, please use our Request Information Form on this web site or email your name and mailing address to: csp@creighton.edu or phone toll free 800.637.4279 and ask for Colleen Hastings, Administrative Assistant.