Graduate Studies Diploma (Ministry / Theology)
Western Seminary

Program Details

Earn a Graduate Studies Diploma entirely online with Western Seminary.  This customizable program is designed for those currently serving as ministry directors, staff of local church, laypersons, marketplace leaders, Christian school educators, and more.  Take on a formal Bible, theology, or ministry training with specialized areas of study, including but not limited to:

  • Biblical languages
  • Chaplaincy
  • Coaching
  • Pastoral studies
  • Women’s transformational leadership

Credits from this program are transferable to the first year of a master’s degree at Western Seminary.  While courses are available completely online, there is also a hybrid ministry scheduling option.  Build a foundation for lay, marketplace, or bi-vocational ministry with a diploma from Western Seminary to reach your personal and spiritual goals today.


  • 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