Graduate Certificate in Biblical Studies

Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Ministries

Prepare for Church Leadership with a Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Ministries

Combining the quality of seminary-level education with the option of flexible online learning, this certificate is designed for men in full-time ministry or serving in other fields.

Learn how to effectively shepherd a congregation with classes that build on biblical theology and pastoral methodology. Delve into the topic of traditional Christian education. And gain practical skills for coordinating church ministries and managing a Christian school.

Available Online
12 Credits
Average time to finish: 1 year

Expand Your Ministry

  • Pastors
  • Chaplains
  • Teachers
  • Sunday School Teachers
  • Church Leaders
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Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Ministries Courses

Total Credits


Average Time To Finish

 1 year
  • Finish in as little as 7 months.* If you choose online study, classroom lectures are recorded and available online.
  • Credits earned for this certificate may be applied toward a seminary degree if you meet the grade and GPA requirements for that program.
  • Whether online or on campus, tuition is only $495.90 per credit hour. See financial info.

*Time to finish depends on start date and course rotations. Coursework could extend to 4 semesters; talk to a counselor for more details.

A bachelor’s degree with a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA is required.

All applicants must submit the following:

You can complete your coursework completely online, on campus, or a mix of both. Courses are offered on campus during fall and spring semesters and short summer sessions.