Certificate Programs

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If you are a layperson seeking a short, personalized non-degree program that investigates the Bible and Christianity without making a commitment to a long-term degree, then a Graduate Certificate at the Boston Campus is for you. Choose from four options:

    • Graduate Certificate in Bible
    • Graduate Certificate in Christian Foundations
    • Essentials of Pastoral Care
    • Graduate Certificate in Christian Studies (Post-Diploma students only)

Program Distinctives

    • Full graduate credit
    • Urban ministry focus
    • Flexible six courses
    • Convenient course schedules, including weekends, weeknights, and online
    • Classes transfer into a degree program

Cost

Standard tuition and fees for the Boston Campus apply

Further Study

Students who complete the graduate certificate can apply all credits toward an MDiv, MACO, or MA program at Gordon-Conwell (and many other seminaries) upon successful completion. Please note that each degree program has a GPA minimum requirement. If you wish to pursue any of our master’s degrees, you must apply to the master’s program prior to completing the sixth graduate certificate course. Learn more about our master’s degrees.

For more information about our Graduate Certificate program at the Boston Campus click here.

If you are a layperson seeking to be better informed and better prepared for Christian service, the Graduate Certificate in Christian Studies is for you. Designed for those currently serving or planning to serve in a lay context, not in vocational ministry, the Graduate Certificate will give you a good introduction to Christian studies and seminary classes.

Program Distinctives

  • Full graduate credit
  • Practical ministry focus
  • Convenient course schedules, including weekends, weeknights, week-intensives and online
  • Majority of classes transfer into a degree program

Program Details

The Graduate Certificate in Christian Studies requires eight total courses, including two electives and two courses from each division of study:

  • Biblical Studies
  • Christian Thought
  • Practical Theology

Download program requirements (pdf.)

Cost

Standard tuition and fees for the Charlotte campus apply.

Further Study

If you wish to pursue any of our master’s degrees, you must apply to the master’s program prior to completing the sixth graduate certificate course. Gordon-Conwell awards full graduate credit for courses successfully completed in the certificate program, and will transfer courses wherever possible into the degree. Learn more about our master’s degrees.

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