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Non Degree Study

A full degree meets the needs of some students interested in graduate theological study.  Those seeking personal or professional enrichment, may enroll as non-degree students.  Students who begin their studies non-degree may apply up to 9 credits earned in non-degree status to a degree program.

Non-degree students only need to register for the courses.  No other paperwork is required. Follow this link for Course Descriptions.  Non-Degree students may register for courses for credit or as auditors; however, only courses taken for credit can be applied to a certificate or degree program. 

Graduate Certificate Program

The Graduate Certificate Program often suits those seeking a year of renewal or sabbatical or who are transitioning from one form of ministry to another.  All 18 credits may be earned in online coursework for a general certificate, and 9 credits of the core theology requirements may be earned in online coursework for the Certificate in Spiritual Direction.


Sabbaticals at Saint John's allow students to choose from a wide variety of graduate and undergraduate courses and to take advantage of the many opportunities for enrichment and reflection available both at Saint John's and the College of Saint Benedict.