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Pastoral Care (Cert)

Why choose the Certificate in Pastoral Care?

Encourage the wellbeing of others as they navigate various stages of their lives by offering them effective emotional, spiritual and practical support. Pastoral ministers take a leadership role in churches, prisons, hospitals and elsewhere in the community. From teaching Sunday school to being there for someone going through tough times, pastoral ministers provide invaluable care and counseling. During your practicum, you’ll acquire the interpersonal and group facilitation skills you need to be a significant support. By completing the certificate in Pastoral Ministry, you’ll be well-placed to work towards your Bachelor’s degree in Theological Studies.

Program details

  • Certificate in Pastoral Care (30 credits)

Minimum cut-off averages and course requirements
Course requirements for admission

None. You must meet Concordia’s minimum admission requirements.

Additional requirements for admission
  • Interview
  • Letter of intent

    Applicants to the certificate in Pastoral Care must submit a letter of intent to the Department of Theological Studies:

    Concordia University
    Department of Theological Studies
    1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W. (D 103)
    Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8

    Tel: 514-848-2424, ext. 2475

Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.

We consider complete applications year round and we give priority to applicants who apply by official deadlines. Late applications will be considered if places are still available for the fall term only.

You've sent your application from: Fall term deadline Winter term deadline
 Inside Canada March 1
Certain programs have extended their deadlines. Please check program availability.
November 1
Not all programs are available for this term.
Please check program availability.
Outside Canada (International)  February 1    September 1

We reserve the right to close admission to a program at any time after the official deadline without prior notice.

Sample classes include:

  • Introduction to New Testament
  • Interpersonal Communication and Relationships
  • The Spiritualty of Aging

Consult the undergraduate calendar for a complete list of current courses.

  • Church leadership
  • Religious education
  • Pastoral counseling
  • Spiritual guidance
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