Who should consider a certificate?
The certificate is a good study option for those with one of the following goals:
- students have would like to complete a focused course of study along side a full-degree in another discipline.
- students who would like to enrich their ministry in a particular area like spiritual direction or chaplaincy, or gain a broad base of basic knowledge in the disciplines of seminary.
- students who do not have an undergraduate degree but wish to obtain a seminary degree.
What is the curriculum?
- 24 semester hours of study
- Certificate in ministry leadership- focused on development of particular ministry competencies and skills
- Certificate in theological studies- focused on enrichment through theological and academic disciplines
Certificates for Those Without an Undergraduate Degree
The following are requirements for those without an undergraduate degree who wish to enter a degree program:
- Must be at least 35 years of age
- Must have at least 5 years of ministry experience (this could include lay ministry)
- Only for certificate in theological studies or certificate in ministry leadership
Upon completion of 24 credits hours with a GPA of 2.5 or higher the credits earned will be applied toward a master of divinity or master of arts in church leadership degree. Students without an undergraduate degree will not be accepted into the master of arts in religion degree.