This certificate is an opportunity to enhance your understanding of the relations between two religions that encounter each other in our global society. The relationship and history of these two religions is complex and requires thorough analysis. Almost fifty years since the proclamations of Nostra Aetate, the Roman Catholic Church has turned a page in this history and wants to engage in positive relations with the world of Islam.

Learning Objectives

  • Educate students about Catholic and Muslim traditions in light of Christian-Muslim relations (past and present)
  • Apply theological and social scientific approaches to religion in the American context through Catholic intellectual tradition
  • Implement knowledge and methodological awareness by the completion of a final project

Program Requirements

  • All courses for the certificate program will be online.
  • Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 to receive the certificate.
  • Once started, the certificate must be completed within 48 months.


This certificate program (and its individual course) is open to students with sufficient knowledge of Christian theology who already hold a B.A. The courses cannot be used for completion of regular TRS M.A. or Ph.D. degrees. Admission will be determined by the director of the Religion and Culture area or an associate director.