Diploma in Spiritual Direction (D.S.D.)

Awarded by Regis College


The Diploma in Spiritual Direction is for women and men interested in pursuing the ministry of spiritual direction. The program is designed for those who have a first degree in theological studies, and are discerning a potential involvement in ministry as well as for experienced spiritual directors who seek ongoing professional development. The program combines courses in theological studies with a transformative method of preparation for ministry. Candidates are expected to have considerable life experience and high level of maturity. Candidates bring a capacity for genuine self-awareness to a process of supervision. Students may be required to take additional courses as part of their preparation for this ministry. This diploma may be pursued on a full-time or part-time basis.


  • The program assists women and men to discern their capacity for the ministry of spiritual direction
  • Offers opportunities for ongoing professional development
  • Integrates theological reflection with the practice of spiritual direction