Discover Meaning and Purpose in Work

Merrimack College’s 16-credit spirituality and work certificate program is meant for those interested in discovering how the aspects of their personal or communal spiritual life and practice can provide:

  • Ways of discovering, creating and integrating meaning and purpose in work.
  • A resource for the humanization of the workplace and work situations, and the building of community.
  • An additional means of coping with the stresses of the modern workplace and work situations.

Why Merrimack College? How Our Online Certificate Differs from Other Graduate Programs in Spirituality

Timely and relevant.

Attending to the relationship between spirituality and work can play an important role in addressing contemporary concerns about the well-being of workers. Research shows that COVID-19 has increased stress in the workplace and that the well-being of workers at all levels has become of increasing concern and importance across all industries.

Open to all adult learners.

Our online certificate program welcomes professionals of any industry, including those who do not identify with any religious denomination, who wish to explore the relationship between spirituality and work. It does not presume or require a prior degree in theology or spirituality.

Interfaith, while based in Augustinian tradition.

Like all of Merrimack’s graduate degree programs in spirituality and spiritual direction, the certificate program is based on the Catholic, Augustinian heritage of inquiry and service, while at the same time being ecumenical and interfaith in dialogue and practice.

Rooted in social justice.

The connection between spirituality and work offers a fertile context for exploring issues of justice and equity in the workplace. An understanding of spirituality that incorporates peace, justice and sustainability permeates the program’s curriculum and culture.