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.