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DU/Iliff Joint PhD Program in the Study of Religion

Students Certificate in Latino Studies

Certificate Program

Latinx Studies

Highlighting our commitment to diversity and our celebration of inclusive excellence, the DU/Iliff Joint PhD Program in the Study of Religion offers a 24 credit hour Certificate in Latinx Studies as part of the 90 credit hour PhD. Guided by faculty at both DU and Iliff, students consider questions of Latinx histories and culture from a theological and religious studies perspective and engage directly with Latinx communities through a variety of field placement and outreach opportunities. The main objective of the program is to prepare students to teach Latinx Studies, focusing on religion, theology, and social praxis.


Dr. Miguel De La Torre, Professor of Social Ethics and Latinx Studies, Iliff School of Theology

Dr. Albert Hernández Associate Professor of the History of Christianity, Iliff School of Theology

Dr. Kristina Lizardy-Hajbi (Coordinator),  Term Assistant Professor of Leadership and Formation; Director of the Office of Professional Formation, Iliff School of Theology

Dr. Debora Ortega , Professor, University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work; Director, University of Denver Latino Center for Community Engagement and Scholarship