Certificate in Pastoral Studies

The Pontifical College Josephinum will award a Certificate in Pastoral Studies to Josephinum Diaconate Institute students who complete the following requirements:

  • Four courses carrying 2 credit hours in Theology or Scripture, that is, courses that carry the prefix BI or DO.
  • Four additional 2 credit hour courses offered by the Josephinum Diaconate Institute.
  • A 2 credit Summer Pro-Seminar.  

Students must apply for the Certificate Program prior to the final semester of completing the certificate requirements. All Josephinum Diaconate Institute courses completed within five years of the certificate application may be used to satisfy these requirements.

Certificates will be awarded by the Josephinum at the Commencement following completion of all requirements.

The Pontifical College Josephinum Certificate in Pastoral Studies has been awarded to:

YearCertificate HolderCapstone Paper
2016-17Daniel Emmett PogueDiaconate in the Contemporary Church: The Vocation of Administration
2016-17Jay C. FrantzThe Diaconate in the Archdiocese of New Orleans: The Prominence of the Social Apostolate
2017-18Stephen K. GretencordA Quest for Excellence – A Case Study of Diaconal Formation in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis
2017-18Collin Michael NunisA Minister of the Divine Economy – Examining the Liturgy of the Diaconate from a Trinitarian Perspective
2018-19William F. GlinkaWhy did the Permanent Diaconate Disappear from the Early Western Church?