Types of Programs
Theological Studies for Personal Enrichment
Perhaps you are seeking a context for study, renewal and reflection. Or maybe you want to test the waters in theology before pursuing a master's program. Maybe you are interested in integrating your faith with your career. At the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology (DSPT) we offer Certificate Programs and a Special Student Status for students just like you.
Certificate of Theological Studies (CTS)
The Certificate of Theological Studies is a 12-unit program of study offered under the guidance and supervision of our faculty. A faculty advisor helps the student select courses appropriate for their interests and abilities. Students may choose to focus their studies in one of our areas of concentration. Students may take courses on a pass/fail basis or for a letter grade, but at least three (3) of the four (4) courses must be taken at DSPT.
In partnership with the Institute of Salesian Studies (ISS), DSPT offers a certificate specifically for students interested in Salesian spirituality or youth ministry and education.
For those interested in a more informal and flexible approach to the study of philosophy or theology, enrollment as a Special Student provides the opportunity for continuing education, and personal or professional enrichment.
Non-Degree Program Details
Students in DSPT non-degree programs have full use of the acclaimed GTU Library and are able to choose from hundreds of courses offered each year by the member schools of the GTU. Students also have access to the library resources of the University of California, Berkeley but may not enroll in courses there. DSPT scholarships and grants-in-aid are not available to non-degree students. Housing is available only if all degree program applicants have been placed and there is additional space available.
Those who wish to pursue a degree program after completing a CTS or coursework as a Special Student must apply for admission to the desired program. CTS and Special Student course work is typically transferable, but the Admissions committee and the Academic Dean review each case individually to determine eligibility. Admission to a non-degree program does not guarantee later admission to a degree program.