Graduate Catalog

Certificate in Liturgical Studies

The Certificate in Liturgical Studies provides specialized instruction and professional preparation for those desiring to deepen and expand their understanding of the Christian sacramental and liturgical tradition. It serves the needs of Catholic and Protestant catechists, worship coordinators, church musicians, teachers, chaplains, and other lay ecclesial ministers seeking a strong foundation in liturgical/sacramental studies. The Certificate will meet the ministerial competency needs and national certification standards of these ecclesial ministers and is the only Certificate program of its kind in Florida.

The Certificate in Liturgical Studies requires a minimum of 15 credit hours (5 courses) which includes two (2) core liturgical/sacramental courses plus three (3) electives from liturgical/sacramental curriculum.

Students studying for the degrees of Doctor of Ministry, Master of Arts in Theology, or Master of Arts in Practical Theology and Ministry may also pursue a Concentration in Liturgical Studies within their degree programs.

The Doctor of Ministry with a Concentration in Liturgical Studies provides the student with an opportunity for advanced theological study and examination of particular ministerial practice. The Liturgical Studies Concentration requires five courses from the sacramental/liturgical curriculum, including the two Core Courses (THE-639 and THE-642) and three electives.

The Master of Arts in Theology and Master of Arts in Practical Theology and Ministry with a Concentration in Liturgical Studies requires that students complete a total of four courses from the sacramental/liturgical curriculum including the two Core Courses (THE-639 and THE-642) and two electives.

Certificate in Liturgical Studies (15 credits)

Required Courses

THE-639FOUNDATIONS OF LITURGY

3

THE-642SACRAMENTAL THEOLOGY

3

Elective Courses

Choose 3 courses from the following:

THE-641LITURGICAL TIME&PRAYER

3

THE-643RITES OF INITIATION

3

THE-668PSALMS IN WORSHIP & TRADITION

3

THE-709LITURGY AND SACRAMENTS

3

THE-718LITURGY & PREACH LAT CONGRE

3