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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. 

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.

Study Abroad:  Saint John's offers an integrated program in the Holy Land, designed to enrich a student's program of study.  The participants will journey together through the land of the Bible while studying the sacred texts. The course, Biblical and Archaeological Sites, is required for the Holy Land Study Tour.  Study abroad opportunities are available to both degree and non-degree students, and the course may be taken for credit or audit.