Graduate Certificate in Jewish-Christian Studies


This graduate certificate program in Jewish-Christian Studies is an articulation agreement between Gratz College and Saint Joseph’s College.

Gratz College logoThe program offers students of all faiths the opportunity to learn both Judaism and Christianity from believing, practicing Jews and Catholic Christians.

At a Glance

Students will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of Jewish and Christian beliefs and practices
  • Learn a broader knowledge of the relationship between Judaism and Christianity;
  • Gain a greater appreciation for the importance of Jewish-Christian dialogue.
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The curriculum consists of six online courses, 18 credits, three from Gratz College and three from Saint Joseph’s College.

The program will delve into the theology and liturgy of each faith community, noting points of convergence and divergence, in a spirit of mutual respect and dignity.



Steven Bridge
Steven BridgeProfessor, Chair of Theology Department
PhD, Marquette University
MA, Marquette University
BA, Hope College
Patricia Sodano Ireland
Patricia Sodano IrelandFaculty, Theology
PhD, Drew University
MPhil, Drew University
MDiv, Andover Newton Theological School
MA, Boston College
BA, Boston College
David Hammond
David HammondFaculty, Theology
PhD, The Catholic University of America
MA, The Catholic University of America
AB, University of Note Dame


Catherine Mackey
Catherine MackeySyracuse, NY
“The professors were second to none. They were professional, brilliant, compassionate, loving. By the end, they were my friends. I could reach out to them at any point. I ended up developing professional, educational, and personal relationships throughout this program.”
Mariann Gilbride
Mariann GilbrideCherry Hill, NJ
“I was told the Moral Theology would be the hardest, but most rewarding course. It was challenging and invigorating. It stretched me to understand what God is asking of us, morally.”


Chaplains, spiritual care coordinators, and social workers need to be able to provide services in a broadly ecumenical and interfaith setting. They may provide counseling and guidance relative to marital, health, financial, or religious problems.