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Program Details

Western Seminary offers a Graduate Studies Certificate that is well suited for students who wish to quickly enhance their seminary training. Individuals may receive education on the Bible, ministry, pastoral care, theology, and more. This program allows students to customize their curriculum to their individual interests. This gives individuals the opportunity to explore topics to potentially specialize in. Graduates have the capability to find employment within churches or religious establishments as lay ministers, marketplace leaders, and Christian educators. Upon completion of this program, students may also decide to further their education and apply their earned credits to a master’s degree or the graduate diploma.

The Graduate Studies Certificate consists of 16 total credit hours. Students must complete core courses in order to successfully finish the program. Students will be able to specialize in the Bible, Ministry, Pastoral Care to Women, or Theology. These concentration courses allow students to customize their education to their own individual interests.

Students must be highly disciplined to complete a large amount of coursework online. Time management, a reliable internet connection, and word processing skills are also very important for students who enroll.


Applicants who wish to be admitted into the program must hold a bachelor’s degree and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools,Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities