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Advanced Certificate in Supervision

This online certificate program requires two, week-long intensive courses on campus.


The Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education’s advanced certificate in supervision offers experienced spiritual directors formation in the art and practice of supervision, along with a process for discerning a call to supervision ministry.

Graduates of this program will be prepared to offer supervision across ministerial settings and collaborate with others in the formation and ongoing care of spiritual directors and other pastoral ministers.

Program Highlights

  • Learn with our renowned faculty and international students from more than twenty countries.
  • Training features both cognitive and applied learning and includes resource gathering, modeling, discerning, practicing, demonstrating, case preparation, mentoring, reflecting, researching, writing, and supervised fieldwork.

Program Basics

  • The curriculum requires satisfactory completion of 5 courses (15 semester credits).

Career Objectives

Career objectives for the advanced certificate in supervision include enhancing skills for current spiritual direction ministries and increasing opportunity for work as supervisors in spiritual direction formation programs; retreat houses; campus ministry programs; schools and parish settings.