Certificate Overview

The Certificate in Hispanic Theology and Ministry (HTM) offers students a background in pastoral theology, spirituality, intercultural and related disciplines. The HTM certificate program is especially helpful for pastoral ministers who want an academic background in Latino/a theology, want to enhance their preparation for Hispanic/Latino/a ministry, or wish to complete a year’s study in Catholic theology.

The HTM Certificate consists of six or more courses (18 semesters hours). Two of the courses are electives, which gives you latitude to explore a variety of issues in theological disciplines while still maintaining a Latino/a perspective. The required courses include a 3000 level course, plus three specifically Latino/a courses. One of the three Latino/a topic courses may be substituted by a semester of either the ministry practicum or ministry immersion in a Latino/a/Hispanic setting.

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, Franciscan Spirituality, Hispanic Theology and Ministry, Intercultural Studies, Interreligious Studies, Liturgical Studies, Mission Studies, Pastoral Studies, Reconciliation and Restorative Justice, Spirituality, and Spiritual Formation.