Graduate Certificate in Jewish-Christian Studies

  • Overview

    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.
  • Curriculum

    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.

  • Some of our Faculty
    • Carmina Magnusen chapp

      Online Theology Associate Program Director

      Ph.D., Duquesne University
      M.A., Providence College
      B.A., University of Notre Dame

      Learn more about Carmina

    • David Hammond

      Online Theology Faculty

      PhD, The Catholic University of America
      MA, The Catholic University of America
      AB, University of Note Dame

    • Ruth Sandberg

      Online Theology Faculty

      PhD, University of Pennsylvania
      BA, Bryn Mawr College

    Carmina Magnusen chapp

    Online Theology Associate Program Director

    Ph.D., Duquesne University
    M.A., Providence College
    B.A., University of Notre Dame

    Learn more about Carmina

    David Hammond

    Online Theology Faculty

    PhD, The Catholic University of America
    MA, The Catholic University of America
    AB, University of Note Dame

    Ruth Sandberg

    Online Theology Faculty

    PhD, University of Pennsylvania
    BA, Bryn Mawr College

  • Student Stories
    • Dennis Reichard, Business Manager, Allentown, Pa.

      The courses are challenging and the professors do give you good feedback and are easy to get in contact if you are having a problem. The tuition is very reasonable for graduate studies and if you need an extension it isn't a problem.

    • Karen Mentlewski, Director of Religious Education, Clovis, California

      During my studies I was diagnosed with cancer. I was, and continue to be, supported by my advisor and professors through their understanding, encouragement and prayer. What a blessing!

    • Kevin P. Cannon, Clinical Hospital Chaplain, Gilbert, AZ

      St. Joseph's College has provided an excellent educational process for me. The professors have been top notch, are always readily available to assist in my education process and have shared a wealth of knowledge above and beyond the coursework they have presented.

  • Career Moves
    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.