Certificate Program

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.

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