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Graduate Certificate in Christian Studies

A first step toward biblical studies at the graduate level

The graduate Christian Studies certificate is granted for completing five core courses of the Master of Arts in Theological Studies and serves as an introduction to graduate-level education. Choose the online option or take classes one night a week on campus to expand your skills and knowledge in core theological subjects and be equipped for ministry.

If you have a heart for biblical studies but may not be ready to plunge in for your master's degree, or if you just want to grow deeper in biblical knowledge, consider the Graduate Certificate in Christian Studies.

Course of study

Students entering the program must have a bachelor’s degree and can complete coursework in approximately eight months. Course credit will fully transfer toward completion of the MATS or M.Div. at University of Northwestern – St. Paul.

Graduate Certificate in Christian Studies Coursework (16 credits)
BIA5011 Spiritual Formation (2)
MIN5110 Self-awareness in Leadership (2)
BIA5015 Biblical Hermeneutics (4)
BIA5017 Bible in Its World (4)
BIA5019 History of Christianity (4)


See the Graduate & Continuing Education Catalog for course descriptions. Courses subject to change.