Provides a foundational framework for Christian thought and ministry.
Equips Christians to lead in global and majority-world ministry contexts.
Equips Christians to engage in pastoral care and counseling.
Provides a foundational framework for personal and community formation..
Equips Christians to lead ministries that impact urban communities.
Individual campuses and communities offer additional “Specialty” Certificates tailored to local needs and faculty expertise.
The Graduate Certificate in Bible through our Boston campus provides a foundational framework for studying the Bible.
The Graduate Certificate in Christian Foundations through our Boston campus provides a urban-focused context for Christian thought and ministry.
The Graduate Certificate in Lutheran Studies through our Charlotte campus delves into the history, theology and culture of the Lutheran tradition.
Our Graduate Certificates are intentionally modular, allowing you to stack certificates together to build towards (or even complete) a master’s degree.
*The MACM is a “professional degree,” which primarily means it is weighted toward developing practical ministry skills. As such, six of the concentration electives in the MACM should be drawn from practical theology or counseling courses. Currently, the Certificate in Lay Counseling and Certificate in Spiritual Formation fit ideally in this scenario.
In the same way, certificates can be applied toward the MATS (60 credits) or the MDIV (90 credits). Graduate certificates allow you to start small and work toward a full MA.
* All students can expect to receive some form of financial assistance. Most students qualify for the scholarship listed here. Reach out to our admissions team (using the form below) to see if you qualify for this or any other scholarships or financial assistance.
** The estimated total price is based on current tuition rates. Please note that rates and fees are subject to change.
Note: Service fees will be charged as follows for each semester/summer session in which a student registers for courses, regardless of student status or credit hours or registration type.
|Fall/Spring/Full Summer||$175 per term|
|Summer I, II, III (Intensives)||$35 per session|
|Technology Fee||$40 per term|
Note: Unfortunately, our Graduate Certificate programs are not eligible for federal aid.
(We have simplified our application to get you started quickly with a graduate certificate.)
Provide Undergraduate Credentials (GPA & Transcript)
A bachelor’s degree is required* for admission into both a graduate certificate and master’s degree program. You will be asked to self report your undergraduate GPA. You will be accepted provisionally pending receipt of an official transcript, which must be received before completing your first full course. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required for admission. Applicants with a GPA below 3.0 will also be asked to supply a personal reference.
You will be asked to provide a brief statement (approximately 250 words) why you desire to complete a certificate and how your studies will benefit your present or future ministry.
In order to operate as a community, all faculty, staff, and students are required to affirm and abide by our community life statement. You will be asked to assent to our statement as part of your application.
Are you interested in the Certificate in Christian Studies but do not have a bachelor’s degree? You may still be able to take advantage of this opportunity. Ask us about our ‘Mature Admission’ process for students just like you (you can use the form below).