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Certificate in Pro-Life Advocacy and Engagement

Next Start Date

January 11th

Credit Hours

12 hours


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Why Choose Trinity's Online Pro-life Advocacy and Engagement Certificate?

The graduate certificate in Pro-Life Advocacy and Engagement is designed with various groups of students in mind, including those who are presently—or aspire to be—engaged in the various opportunities involved in pro-life advocacy and non-profit organizations, as well as in relevant careers in pregnancy care support. The certificate is well-suited for those with professional or other responsibilities who need a flexible 12-semester hour certificate.

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This certificate is stackable as part of the MA Bioethics allowing all 12 credit hours to be included as part of the full master’s degree. By enrolling in online courses, remote learning, in-person modular courses, and mentored and independent study work the certificate can be completed online, remotely, and/or in-person without relocating near the Bannockburn, Illinois campus.
Should you choose to further your education in the MA in Bioethics program, the courses you take for this certificate will be counted toward your degree.

Financial Aid

Did you know that nearly 95% of our students receive some form of financial aid? At Trinity we offer scholarships, grants, rebates, and other aid options to help pay for the cost of schooling. Learn more about what is available below or by contacting the Financial Aid Office at [email protected].

Mission Statement

The graduate certificate in Pro-Life Advocacy and Engagement equips students to critically analyze and engage ethical issues at the beginning and end of life from a distinctly Christian perspective.

Program Objectives

Students graduating from the Graduate Certificate in Pro-Life Advocacy and Engagement will be able to:
  • Understand current & emerging bioethical and legal issues in pro-life advocacy and engagement.
  • Discern the differences among competing contemporary approaches to ethics & bioethics.
  • Employ biblical and theological foundations for addressing issues in bioethics.
  • Engage bioethical challenges specific to pro-life advocacy and engagement in relevant professional contexts.

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Featured Faculty

Michael J. Sleasman, PhD

Dr. Sleasman is the editor of Ethics & Medicine: An International Journal of Bioethics and serves on the Board of Reference for the Christian Institute on Disability for Joni & Friends and as a consulting editor for the Journal of the Christian Institute on Disability. His areas of research specialization include the theological engagement of bioethical issues with particular emphasis on biotechnology, other emerging technologies, and human futures, as well as the intersection of technology, ethics, and culture in general. He has been interviewed on a range of bioethical issues by print and radio media and has delivered workshops, lectures, and presentations for churches, universities, and at several professional societies.


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