Graduate Studies Certificate (Ministry / Theology)
Western Seminary

Program Details

Western Seminary offers an online Graduate Studies Certificate to the nontraditional student.  This highly customizable program ensures students an extensive seminary training with a flexible, minimal time commitment.  Those currently serving as lay ministers, marketplace leaders, and Christian educators may find the most use from this certificate.  

Optional specializations include but are not limited to:

  • Bible
  • Biblical languages
  • Ministry
  • Pastoral care to women
  • Theology and youth and family ministry

Students gain the skills, methods, and knowledge to better enhance service and transformational abilities.  Credits from this certificate are transferable to master’s degree programs.  Study biblical literature, Greek and Hebrew, hermeneutics, and more with Western Seminary online.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Official transcripts
  • Four references

School Accreditation Statement

Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities