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Certificate in Culture and Spirituality
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Culture and Spirituality

Certificate in Culture and Spirituality

A Sophia Certificate is available for students who do not have a B.A. degree prior to entering the program. Certificate students participate in all curricular and experiential aspects of the Sophia program as Master's candidates (both in nine-month Semester Program and two-year Weekend Program format); they do not create a final project nor write a major course paper. They receive a credit/no credit in all classes. The Certificate requires 27 units of coursework.

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Gainful Employment

Related Occupations*

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Job Placements**

Currently not available.

Program Costs***

Typical program costs (27 units) include:

  • $23,170, Tuition & Fees
  • $1,656, Books & Supplies
  • $24,826, Total

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* The positions listed here are ones identified by the University as positions for which a program completer would be educationally qualified. This list will be updated as necessary and appropriate.

**The Placement Rate is based on internal data available for students graduating between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012 who have obtained employment within their field or a related field within 180 days of receiving the certificate. To determine the rate:

  • Numerator1: the number of students who, within 180 days of the day they received their degree, certificate, or other recognized educational credential [in a given award year], obtained gainful employment in the recognized occupation for which they were trained or in a related comparable recognized occupation and, on the date of this calculation, are employed, or have been employed, for at least 13 weeks following receipt of the credential from the institution.
  • Denominator: the number of students who, during the award year, received the degree, certificate, or other recognized educational credential awarded for successfully completing the program.

Certain graduates are excluded from cohort such as those who are continuing their education and those that have waived employment assistance due to extenuating circumstances such as a medical condition or a decision to work in an unrelated field.

*** Tuition and fees for this program are based on pricing for 2012 – 2013. Pricing is subject to change. Please contact an enrollment counselor or student financial assistance counselor for more information.

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