Christian Studies Certificate Program
In addition to fully accredited degree programs, the Charlotte campus also offers one graduate certificate program designed for lay people who want to be better informed and better prepared to serve in Christian ministry. Students will be granted full graduate credit for courses taken through the graduate certificate program. Those who begin through this program and wish to continue in any of the masters degrees should seek admission to that degree prior to the completion of their sixth graduate certificate course; courses successfully passed will be transferred wherever possible into the degree.
Since graduate certificate courses carry graduate credit, applicants must meet the entrance requirements of the M.Div. degree. Those who do not have the requisite undergraduate preparation will not be admitted to this program.
Graduate Certificate Programs Offered
Christian Studies Graduate Certificate Program
The Graduate Certificate in Christian Studies is designed to provide a basic foundation for those who currently serve or plan to serve in some form of ministry, primarily in a lay context. This program is not intended to replace formal training provided through the various degree programs Gordon-Conwell offers; those considering vocational ministry are encouraged to pursue an appropriate degree program.
The Christian Studies graduate program consists of eight courses from the various divisions of study: two in Biblical Studies; two in Christian Thought; two in Ministry of the Church; and two general electives. A graduate certificate is granted after the completion of the eight prescribed courses all, of which, count for full graduate credit.