Mercy Spirituality, Online Graduate Certificate

This program is designed for the person who works or has worked in institutions that are sponsored or affiliated with the Sisters of Mercy, is a Sister of Mercy, an associate, volunteer, companion, or, more generally, is a seeker who is interested in deepening her/his understanding of the spiritual life through the lens of the “mercy of God.” This program anticipates that each beginning class of participants will travel through the program as a cohort, becoming an “online community” from near and far. This is an academic program as well as one dedicated to adult spiritual formation that will support and encourage questions, reflection, and “new eyes.” This is a 15-credit certificate, which can be counted toward an M.A. in Theology. Additionally, there is an option to take this certificate without academic credit.  

The following admission requirements must be met for matriculation into the online Georgian Court University Mercy Spirituality Graduate Certificate Program:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • Completed self-managed application packet, including:
    • Completed application for admission.
    • A check or money order for $40 (nonrefundable) payable to Georgian Court University.
    • A statement of objectives discussing applicant’s academic and vocational goals.
    • Sealed and signed envelopes containing the official transcripts of each undergraduate and graduate institution applicant has attended. If the original seal has been broken, the transcript is then considered to be unofficial and cannot be accepted for use toward the application.
    • One letter of recommendation written by a person who can comment from personal knowledge on applicant’s academic and/or professional qualifications for graduate study.

The five certificate courses are:

TH662Foundations of Mercy Spirituality3.0
TH663Journey of Mercy: History & Spirituality3.0
TH664Comparative Mercy Spirituality3.0
TH665Mercy Praxis: Spirituality & Ethics3.0
TH666Toward a Theology of Mercy3.0
Total Credits15.0