Choose between full-time and part-time programs to earn your Certificate in Theological Studies.

Our certificate in Theological Studies is designed as a 1-year program for full-time students or as a 2-to-3-year program for part-time students. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent is required for admission to the certificate program. Academic credits earned are transferable to one of our master’s degree programs (some restrictions apply).

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Earn Your Certificate in Theological Studies

  • In one-year of full-time study
  • In two or three years as a part-time student

Complete 18 Credits (the equivalent of six 3-credit courses)

  • 3 credits in Biblical Studies (Biblical Interpretation, Old Testament or New Testament)
  • 3 credits in Church History
  • 3 credits in Theology
  • 3 credits in Practical Theology (Religious Education, Pastoral Leadership, Pastoral Theology, Spiritual Development, Worship, Preaching, or Youth Ministry
  • 6 credits of electives

Academic credits earned are transferable into one of our Master’s degree programs

For students who hold a baccalaureate degree (some restrictions apply)

Admission Requirement

Bachelor’s degree or Bachelor’s equivalent

Note: students in the certificate program are not eligible for student loans or scholarship funding.


Tuition is charged on a per-credit basis.
The 2023-24 rate is $756 per credit or $13,608 for al required 18 credits.

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