Academic Programs

United States

Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley
MA and PhD in Christian Spirituality

Denver Seminary, Denver
MA in Christian Formation and Soul Care

District of Columbia
The Catholic University of America
School of Theology and Religious Studies
Academic Programs leading to Masters and PhD in Spirituality

Loyola University, Chicago
Institute of Pastoral Studies
Master of Arts in Spirituality/Spiritual Direction

Bellarmine University, Louisville
Master of Arts in Spirituality
The program is taught collaboratively and ecumenically by faculty from Bellarmine University (a Catholic school) and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary - and has been in existence since 2003.

Boston University
PhD in Practical Theology/Spirituality Studies Concentration
Also offered: Certificate in Spiritual Formation, Master of Theological Studies (MTS) specialization in Spirituality Studies, Master of Sacred Theology (STM) major in Spirituality Studies.  More information is available.

St. Catherine University, St. Paul Spiritual Direction Graduate Certificate

Creighton University, Omaha
Master of Arts in Christian Spirituality and Graduate Certificate in Spiritual Direction

Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus
S.T.M. (Master's in Sacred Theology), Concentration in Christian Spirituality
M.Div. , Concentration in Christian Spirituality

Oblate School of Theology, San Antonio
MA and PhD in Christian Spirituality; DMin with a concentration in Christian Spirituality
Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, Dallas
Certification Program in Spiritual Direction
Seminary of the Southwest, Austin
Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation (MSF)

Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria
Doctor of Ministry Program in Christian Spirituality

Catholic Institute of Sydney

Saint Paul University, Ottawa
MA and PhD in Counselling and Spirituality

Waterford Institute of Technology, in collaboration with the Spirituality Institute for Research and Education (SpIRE), Dublin
Master of Arts Applied Spirituality

South Africa
Unisa (University of South Africa)
Department of Christian Spirituality, Church History, and Missiology

University of the Free State (Bloemfontein, South Africa)
M.A. / M.Th. in Christian Spirituality

St. Augustine College of South Africa (Catholic University - the only one in South Africa)
MPhil in Theology: Specialization in Christian Spirituality.
Students may also do a DPhil in Theology with specialization in Christian Spirituality.

Updated  1/3/17

Gilberto Cavazos-González

As a spiritualogian, I am a theologian dedicated to the study of the lived experience of Christian spirituality as found in the spiritual classics, contemporary culture, society, religion and especially in the Christian cotidiano (daily life). Although I got an initial glimpse of the difference between Spirituality Studies and Spiritual Theology during my doctoral studies in Rome, membership in the SSCS in the USA has helped me to deepen and appreciate this distinction. The beauty and the wealth of the SSCS is the variety of its membership which gives depths to our reflection and encouragement to our insights. As a theologian from an underrepresented community in the Academy to be a part of the SSCS has given me a place to have my voice heard as I have challenged and been challenged by my fellow spiritualogians and theologians of spirituality.

Gilberto Cavazos-González, OFM
Full Professor of Spirituality & Director of Educational Technology, Pontifical University Antonianum