The Graduate Certificate in Multi-Religious Studies
Earn your graduate-level certificate in multi-religious studies entirely through low-residency study at Starr King School for the Ministry.
The Starr King Certificate in Multi-Religious Studies, directed by Dr. Ibrahim Farajajé, brings together historical, theological, and social interactions of the world's many religions.
We offer a wide variety of online courses, and short-term intensives and immersions, taught by progressive religious leaders, scholars, and social activists. The certificate includes courses in introductory and advanced counter-oppressive theologies and social theories, interreligious histories, plural ethnic and religious geographies, and mult-religious spiritual practices, ritual arts, and education.
We designed this certificate for you!
• Exploring the possibility of entering ministry?
• Interested in faiths other than your own?
• Lay person or leader?
• Social activist seeking a religious or theological grounding for your work?
Complete your certificate through any combination of six courses (18 units) taken online and through short-term intensives offered in Berkeley. Register and pay for courses as you go. Note that we are in the process of making our certificate programs eligible for federal financial aid, as SKSM certificates are not currently eligible for federal financial aid. We are accepting applications to enroll in the program now!
For course descriptions, visit www.sksm.edu/academics/courses. For tuition information visit www.sksm.edu/admissions/tuition_and_fees.
To enroll in the Certificate in Multi-Religious Studies program, submit your Certificate Program Enrollment Form. The program director will review your submission and send it to the Student Services Office for filing.
Questions? Contact Crystal H. Weston, Recruitment, Marketing, and Communications Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sample Courses in Multi-Religious Studies include
Maftirim (residential intensive course)
- Promised Lands
- Adult Faith Development
- Dynamic Youth Ministry
- Forgiveness I
- Institute of Buddhist Studies online courses (all)
- Rumi Immersion in Turkey
- UU History
- Resilience and Resistance
- On Other Worlds I
- Global Religious Traditions
- Forgiveness II
- Mental Illness and Oppressions
- Systems Thinking and Leadership
- On Other Worlds II
Residential students (at Berkeley campus) may enroll in residential courses to fulfill the requirements of a certificate program. Please contact the director of the program abut specific residential courses.
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