Program Format

Christian Spirituality classes are offered on campus during the summer and online during the fall and spring semesters. There are two, four week sessions offered every summer.


All new graduate students are required to attend an Orientation to Graduate Study. The Orientation is held on Sunday just before the first day of class in Term 1 and Term 2.


Summer 2019 dates are: 

Term 1: Required Orientation to Graduate Study: Sunday, June 9 - 1:00 - 3:00 PM.

Term 1 Class Dates: Monday, June 10 - Friday, July 5, 2019.


Term 2: Required Orientation to Graduate Study: Sunday, July 7 - 1:00 - 3:00 PM.

Term 2 Class Dates: Monday, July 8 - Friday, August 2, 2019.


Degree seeking students can complete the degree in three years by attending both sessions for three summers. Some students opt to attend one session for six summers, others prefer a combination of on campus and online courses. All candidates must complete the degree within six years.


The Spiritual Direction and Directed Retreat Certificate students usually attend class on campus for one, four week session over a three summer period, but may choose to take some of their classes online during fall or spring semesters.  It is not possible to complete the Certificate in less than three years due to it's developmental nature. Students are free to attend either first or second session of their choice during the summer semester.

Those who wish to complete both the Certificate and the M.A. may do so by selecting the Certificate courses as the elective course options in the M.A. program. Whether earning the Certificate alone or in combination with the M.A. the certificate courses must be taken in sequence.