Enhance your ministry


Catholic Theological Union offers a wide variety of certificate programs for students who wish to specialize in their theological education or prepare for service in new ministries.


Certificates vary in length from 18 to 24 hours of course work.


You may earn certificates in the following areas: Asian Pastoral Theology and Ministry, Biblical Spirituality, Black Theology and Ministry, Hispanic Theology and Ministry, Intercultural Studies, Interreligious Studies, Liturgical Studies,  Mission Studies, Pastoral Studies, Predicación Católica, Spirituality, and Spiritual Formation.

Distance Learning Options

The Certificates in Pastoral Studies and in Hispanic Theology and Ministry can be completed entirely online in CTU’s distance learning format. Through online, blended, and summer courses students are able to earn a certificate with minimal on-site requirements.