If you are a pastor or church leader functioning in Christian ministry without a traditional undergraduate degree, the Diploma in Urban Church Ministry will provide a basic theological foundation and an opportunity to enroll in a master’s program. This graduate-level diploma program is designed for ministers with significant experience in a recognized ministry, potential for graduate-level studies and support from their church leader(s) to pursue basic theological education and training.
The Diploma in Urban Church Ministry requires six courses over a one-year period. Six courses comprise this pre-degree equivalent program:
The Diploma in Urban Church Ministry is offered in three languages:
Standard tuition and fees for the Boston campus apply.
Upon successful completion of the Diploma in Urban Church Ministry, students will receive a Certificate of Completion and recognition for their achievement at a ceremony with their peers.
If you wish to pursue any of our master’s degrees thereafter, you must apply and be admitted to the graduate program. Gordon-Conwell awards full graduate credit for courses successfully completed in the Diploma Program, and will transfer courses into the Master of Arts in Urban Ministry Leadership or the Master of Divinity degree. Learn more about our master’s degrees.
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