Graduate Catalog

Certificate in U.S. Hispanic/Latino(a) Theology

The Department offers a Certificate in Hispanic/Latino(a) Theology and Ministry as an opportunity for those who wish to acquire professional training in theology in light of the increasing number of Hispanic/Latino(a) Catholic congregations and to “reflect on the fundamental questions of human experience and study the responses to these questions proposed by the liberal arts and sciences [and] pursue continued spiritual, intellectual, physical, and professional growth and development.”

The Certificate program coheres with both the University mission and the mission of the Department to provide quality educational opportunities in the search for truth and the practice of justice through the Catholic and Dominican traditions of reasoned analysis and faith. The program is designed for personal enrichment and a greater understanding of the realities of Hispanic/Latino(a) Catholics.

The Certificate program requires a total of 15 course credit hours from among the curricular offerings of the graduate programs that are dedicated to Hispanic/Latino(a) Theology and Ministry. Students are required to take a distribution core of two courses and three additional courses designated for distribution in Hispanic/Latino(a) Theology and Ministry.

Students studying for the degrees of Doctor of Ministry, Master of Arts in Theology,or Master of Arts in Practical Theology and Ministry may pursue a Concentration in Hispanic/Latino(a) Theology and Ministry within their degree programs.

The Doctor of Ministry with a concentration in Hispanic/Latino(a) Theology and Ministry provides the student with an opportunity for advanced theological study and examination of particular ministerial practice. The Hispanic/Latino(a) Concentration requires five courses from the Hispanic/Latino(a) Theology and Ministry curriculum, including the Foundational Courses (THE-630 and THE-632), contingent on enrollment and availability.

The Master of Arts in Theology or Master of Arts in Practical Theology and Ministry with a Concentration in Hispanic/Latino(a) Ministry and Theology requires that students select three (3) of their four (4) elective courses from the Hispanic/Latino(a) Theology and Ministry curriculum. The three courses required for the Hispanic/Latino(a) Concentration include both of the Foundational Courses (THE-630 and THE-632), contingent on enrollment and availability, and one other course from the Hispanic/Latino(a) Theology and Ministry curriculum.

Certificate in U.S. Hispanic/Latino(a) Theology (15 credits)

Required Core Courses (6 credits)

THE-630US HISP/LATINO THEO

3

-And

THE-632HISP/LAT MIN & PRAC THEO

3

Distribution Courses (9 credits)

Choose 3 courses from the following:

THE-716LATINO POP REL & ETH SOLID

3

THE-717FEMINISTA/MUJERISTA THEO

3

THE-718LITURGY & PREACH LAT CONGRE

3

THE-720CHRIST SPIRT&US HIS/LATIN EXP

3

Students in the Certificate program participate in class along with students in the other graduate programs of the Department, studying with the same faculty, and subject to the same evaluation.