Graduate Certificate in Youth & Young Adult Ministry

Graduate Certificate in Youth and Young Adult Ministry

Program Director
Dr. Gregory Popcak

Would you like to:

  • Help young people have a more meaningful, dynamic, and authentic relationship with their Catholic faith?
  • Empower teens and young adults to apply their faith to the emotional, relational, and spiritual challenges they face?
  • Be a more effective youth/young adult minister or pursue a career in youth/young adult or campus ministry?

If so, the Holy Apostles College & Seminary Graduate Certificate in Youth and Young Adult Ministry can help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to make a difference in the lives of tends and young adults. This fully online, 15 credit certificate program will enable you to:

  • Understand the unique challenges today’s teens and young adults face.
  • Develop the pastoral counseling/coaching skills you need to support teens and young adults apply their faith to common personal and spiritual struggles.
  • Feel confident responding to the questions teens and young adults have about faith, life, and relationships.
  • Develop programs that can help provide a faithful community of support for adolescents and young adults.
  • Enter the MA in Pastoral Studies/Youth & Young Adult Ministry program with advanced standing.

Course of Study

  • PAS 683 Pastoral Counseling I: Spiritual Helping and Accompaniment
  • PAS 607 Contemporary Youth Culture
  • APO 512 Apologetics
  • PAS 785 Pastoral Issues Concerning Human Sexuality
  • PAS 631 Theology of Social Media

Coursework plan may be found HERE

Admission Requirements

  • Please follow the Admissions Requirements for the Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies found HERE.