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
    • Catherine Mackey, Syracuse, 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, Cherry 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.”

  • 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.