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Graduate Certificate

To apply for the Graduate Certificate in Restorative Justice & Chaplaincy you will need to complete an online application and submit specific materials directly to the Program.


  • A recommended 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA)
  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited university

To Apply

  • Apply Online
  • Two official transcripts from undergraduate degree-granting institution, (evaluated if international study–from any non-USA school)

    Non-U.S. Transcript Evaluation: Transcript evaluations are required for all international transcripts. Please note, transcript evaluations must include the degree equivalency and U.S. GPA equivalency. We recommend the basic course-by-course evaluation report. You will want to use World Education Services, Inc. (WES) to evaluate your transcripts. Please have the evaluation service send the evaluated transcripts to: Graduate Programs in Pastoral Ministries at Santa Clara University with the address listed below.

  • English Proficiency Exam: TOEFL (score of 90 or above) or IELTS (score of 6.5 or above) are required for international students who completed their post-secondary education in a language other than English. Duolingo testing is also an option in which you would indicate Santa Clara University Graduate Programs as the recipient. Duolingo (score of 120 or above) has the option of practices tests and can be found at this link. However, all applicants may be asked to provide further evidence of English proficiency as needed.

  • Two letters of recommendation to be mailed by the evaluators (please use our Recommendation to GPPM form) (pdf)

  • $50 application fee
    One time fee, whether beginning as a degree or a non-degree seeking student
    Make check payable to Santa Clara University

To receive more information: Please email the program office.

Admission documents are to be mailed to:
The Graduate Programs in Pastoral Ministries
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Kenna Hall, 323
Santa Clara, CA 95053-0337