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Graduate Studies Diploma

Graduate Studies Diploma

The Graduate Studies Diploma program offers students an excellent foundation for a lifetime of lay, marketplace, or bi-vocational ministry. Its customizable core allows an individual to acquire only the skill or knowledge they may need to bring Gospel-centered transformation to their particular ministry context. This makes the program perfect for those who seek formal bible, theology or ministry training, but don’t require a master’s degree to advance in their practice. Of course, credits from the Graduate Studies Diploma may be transferred easily to fulfill the first year of a master’s degree if the need for additional training arises.




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What Sets Our Training Apart?

  • Students around the world can complete the entire program online, thanks to Western Global



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 Diploma admission options.

Transformation Stories

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