BTI Certificate Programs

The BTI offers certificates in recognition of a student’s specialization in a particular field, and are granted in addition to the diploma earned from an individual BTI school. Students may currently specialize in two areas of study that draw on the collective strengths of the BTI consortium.

Religion and Conflict Transformation

The Certificate in Religion and Conflict Transformation is awarded by the BTI in recognition of courses taken in Religion and Conflict Transformation at BTI schools. The award is determined by a committee of faculty from BTI schools.  The Certificate is not a degree but an acknowledgement of a student's interests, efforts and focus within their program.  For more information, contact the RCT office or Tom Porter.

Procedures:

  • Meet with a BTI Religion and Conflict Transformation advisor from your school.
  • Submit an application form as soon as possible, and certainly before your last semester.
  • Complete work by November 1st for fall graduation or April 1st for spring graduation.

Requirements:  

  • Be enrolled at a BTI school, either for a degree or for continuing education.
  • Take core course at the Boston University School of Theology, "Spirit and Art of Conflict Transformation," or its equivalent.  
  • Take three additional courses that focus on religion and conflict transformation, or take two courses plus do a practicum/field ed placement.
  • Attend the annual RCT Retreat.
  • Write an integrative paper, 5-10pp, that summarizes and reflects upon your learning and experience and understanding of religion and conflict transformation and how this will serve you in your vocation.

2016 Graduates of the Religion & Conflict Transformation Certificate Program

Sarah Alphin (BUSTh)

Lucas Boomsma (BUSTh)

Benjamin Daggett (BUSTh)

Rachel Ditch (BUSTh)

Hope Hamilton (BUSTh)

Kristina Keefe-Perry (BUSTh)

Younghwa Kim (BUSTh)

Lan, Si (BUSTh)

Joanna Olivetti (BUSTh)

Katherine Peterson (BUSTh)

Peter Shenk Koontz (BUSTh)

Melody Stanford (BUSTh)

Ahmet Taskin (BUSTh)

Kathleen Mary Willis (BUSTh) 

Vernon Walker (BUSTh)

International Mission and Ecumenism

The BTI Certificate in International Mission and Ecumenism is awarded by the BTI in recognition of courses taken in Mission and Ecumenism at BTI schools. The award is determined by a committee of faculty from BTI schools.  The Certificate is not a degree but an acknowledgement of a student's interests, efforts and focus within their program. For more information, contact Fr. Luke Veronis.

Procedures: 

  • Meet with a BTI Mission and Ecumenism advisor from your school.
  • Submit an application form as soon as possible, and certainly before your last semester.
  • Complete the extracurricular assignments by April 1st, for spring graduation.

Requirements:

  • Be enrolled at a BTI school, either for a degree or for continuing education.
  • Take one course in “Comparative Christianity” or its equivalent.
  • Take four additional courses that explore mission and/or ecumenism.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the field, through involvement in a ministry, activity, or organization beyond one’s own tradition or denomination.
  • Write an integrative paper, 5-10pp.

2016 Graduates of the International Mission & Ecumenism Certificate Program

Younghwa Kim (BUSTh)

Alex Mayfield (BC STM)

 

BTI Schools

Boston Theological Institute