Christian Spirituality (Master of Arts)
Grounded in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the Christian Spirituality Program (CSP) at Creighton University combines graduate-level study, community learning, and a commitment to apostolic ministry.
Creighton's Theology Department and renowned visiting faculty collaborate to offer one of the nation's most respected graduate programs in the field of Spirituality. Now in its 50th year, CSP integrates Ignatian spirituality with other Catholic and Christian spiritual traditions. Students from all Christian traditions are welcome.
After earning this degree, you'll join an alumni network of more than 1,000 students from 40 states and 15 countries, connecting Christian spirituality with the most pressing issues facing the church and world today.
Creighton offers a 50% tuition discount to help support and encourage students to engage in this mission-centered program. The program addresses one of the four universal apostolic preferences of the Society of Jesus, namely to "show the way to God through the Spiritual Exercises and Discernment."
As a student in the MA in Christian Spirituality Program (CSP), you will develop a deeper understanding of the Christian tradition through the lens of Ignatian spirituality. Internationally renowned visiting faculty collaborate with Creighton's Theology Department faculty to offer one of the nation's oldest and most respected graduate programs in the field of Spirituality. Although the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises lay at the foundation of CSP, the program also integrates a variety of other Catholic and Christian spiritual traditions as well as courses on Scripture, Church history, Christian doctrine, social justice and psychology.
A flexible, hybrid degree with summer retreats, in person community, and online learning.
The MA in Christian Spirituality is generally completed in three years. Students learn together in community for four to five weeks each summer on Creighton's beautiful campus, followed by online courses during the fall and spring semesters. Upon graduation, you will join a highly diverse alumni community of nearly 1,000 students in over forty states and fifteen countries.