Graduate Credit Opportunities

Graduate Studies Certificate | 16 Credits

The Graduate Studies Certificate program offers those with specific ministry interests a way to maximize their seminary training with a minimal commitment of time. 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. Students who wish to pursue this type of program, but on an enrichment (non-credit) basis, should take the Advanced Studies Certificate offered by the Online Campus.

Graduate Studies Diploma | 30 Credits

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. 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.