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Advanced Certificate in Theological Studies

(15 hours – excluding prerequisites)

Note: Church Membership Requirement (for admission into the EDD in Educational Leadership—all concentrations, PHD in Leadership Studies’ Ministry Concentration, Master’s Ministry Degrees, and Advanced Ministry Certificate Programs): Within the last 12 months, the applicant must have been an active member of a Christian church that holds Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and who holds solely the Old Testament and the New Testament as sacred Scripture.

The Advanced Certificate in Theological Studies is designed to offer students an introductory exposure to in-depth biblical and theological study in order to enhance their teaching competencies in a ministry-related context or simply enrich their own personal appreciation, understanding, defense, and communication of key dimensions of the Christian faith.

REQUIRED COURSES (excluding prerequisites)

required courses

THEO 5313 - Applied Hermeneutics

THEO 6306 - Systematic Theology

Plus any three additional MA in Theological Studies courses selected in consultation with the program advisor.


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