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Graduate Studies Certificate

Graduate Studies Certificate

The Graduate Studies Certificate program offers those with specific ministry interests a way to maximize their seminary training with a minimal commitment of time. Or it can serve those who hope to clarify their ministry call during a first year of studies. This high amount of customization in this certificate provides lay ministers, marketplace leaders, and Christian educators with the skills and knowledge they need to bring about Gospel-centered transformation in their particular community. If the desire for additional training arises, credits from the Graduate Studies Certificate may be transferred into a master’s degree program.




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What Sets Our Training Apart?

  • The option to complete the entire program from a distance through Western Global – a national leader in high-touch distance education.
  • Specializations in Bible, Biblical Languages, Ministry, Pastoral Care to Women, Theology and Youth and Family Ministry make for laser-focused training experiences



Specialize Your Education

Increase the relevance of your training by tailoring it to your ministry context. Work with your academic advisor to develop a concentration in a given area of specialization. Specialized areas of study include (but are not limited to):

  • Biblical Languages
  • Biblical/Theological Studies
  • Chaplaincy
  • Coaching 
  • Exegetical Languages 
  • Pastoral Studies
  • Women's Transformational Leadership

Accessible Scheduling

Whether you hope to enroll at a part-time or full-time pace, on-campus or online, we provide many pathways to accomplish your ministry training goals while you continue to focus on the people, priorities, and places which God has already put in front of you.

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Admission Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • A completed application for admission and all admissions materials

If an applicant does not meet one of these requirements, we invite them to contact an Admissions Counselor to explore alternative Graduate Studies Certificate admission options.

Transformation Stories

Meet our students and alumni, and hear how gospel-centered education is transforming lives and ministries around the world.