About the Program Certificate in US Hispanic/Latino(a) Theology
The Department offers a Certificate in Hispanic/Latino(a) Theology and Ministry as an opportunity for those who wish to acquire professional training in theology in light of the increasing number of Hispanic/Latino(a) Catholic congregations and to “reflect on the fundamental questions of human experience and study the responses to these questions proposed by the liberal arts and sciences [and] pursue continued spiritual, intellectual, physical, and professional growth and development.”
The Certificate program coheres with both the University mission and the mission of the Department to provide quality educational opportunities in the search for truth and the practice of justice through the Catholic and Dominican traditions of reasoned analysis and faith. The program is designed for personal enrichment and a greater understanding of the realities of Hispanic/Latino(a) Catholics.
Why Study Hispanic/Latino Theology and Ministry
Why Choose Barry?
An integrated academic experienceYou will study with a strong faculty engaged in U.S. Hispanic/ Latino theological research and education. Along with other professionals from throughout the United States, you will engage in critical theological reflection on a variety of academic and ministerial topics central to the Hispanic/Latino/a religious experience.
Students from throughout the U.S.Our students come from all over the country where they work in a variety of professional settings in ecclesial ministry. You will have the opportunity to share experiences and solutions drawn from socio-cultural settings different from your own.
Scholarship OpportunitiesThe Department offers academic professional scholarships to full-time ministers enrolled in the graduate programs. Members of religious congregations receive a 30-percent discount for all graduate programs under the University’s Professional Recognition Scholarship Program
Multicultural SettingLocated at the crossroads of the Americas, South Florida is one of the most culturally diverse communities in the United States.