Janet R. McCormack, DMin
ACPE National Faculty Certified Educator; Associate Professor and Chair of Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling Programs
Pastoral Care and Counseling
The Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Care and Counseling is designed for students who desire to be competent in the foundational knowledge and skills of pastoral care and counseling. The graduate certificate prepares students to provide pastoral care and counseling in church, parachurch, and other missional contexts as well as in daily life situations where knowledgeable, skilled, compassionate care is needed. It is not designed to equip licensed therapists and counselors. Nor does it provide the necessary education and certification for certain chaplaincy roles (e.g. military chaplaincy and hospital chaplaincy). The program of study includes theory and experiential practice. This includes a 3-credit community-based internship.
You can view the courses this certificate requires in the Academic Catalog.
Where is the Certificate in Christian Formation offered?
Denver campus / Fully online at the Global campus
How many credit hours is the Certificate in Cultural Engagement?
16 credit hours
How long does it take to complete this certificate?
1 year (full-time study)