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Advanced Certificate in Theological Studies

(15 hours – excluding requisites)

Note: Church Membership Requirement (for Admission into the Master’s Ministry Degrees, Advanced Ministry Certificate Programs, EDD in Educational Leadership—all concentrations, and PHD in Leadership Studies’ Ministry Concentration): 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 requisites)

required courses

THEO 5307 - Old Testament Literature and Interpretation

THEO 5308 - New Testament Literature and Interpretation

THEO 5313 - Applied Hermeneutics

THEO 5345 - Christianity in a Pluralistic World

THEO 6306 - Systematic Theology

(S-L)=Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.


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