Graduate Certificate in Biblical Studies Online Program

Online Graduate Certificate in Biblical Studies

Admission Requirements  |  Program Format  |  Certificate Requirements

Further Your Education in Biblical Studies While Earning a Certificate Online!

In this graduate certificate program, you will take an in-depth study of the Old and New Testaments and learn more about context, authorial purpose, hermeneutics and theme development. The Graduate Certificate in Biblical Studies provides practical knowledge of Bible study and interpretation, doctrine, evangelism, and discipleship. This program is ideal for anyone who wants to go deeper into the study of the Bible and increase the effectiveness of their ministry while preparing them for a graduate degree. All credits earned through this program can be directly applied to a master’s degree program.

Why Choose Liberty’s Graduate Certificate in Biblical Studies?

Liberty University’s 100% online Biblical Studies certificate is designed to help you gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the Word of God. You will study under professors who have served as missionaries and pastors and will help equip and enhance your skills in biblical studies. These seasoned professionals take what they've learned in their careers and translate it into practical applications that bring your classroom experience to life. The Rawlings School of Divinity develops programs such as the online Biblical studies certificate to help develop leaders in the field who are guided by duty, honor, and morality. You can also use this online biblical studies certificate as a foundation to transfer into a seminary program.

What Will You Learn in the Graduate Certificate Program?

A detailed understanding of the Bible is imperative to faith-based living. This certificate will equip you for ministry in a variety of settings. The graduate certificate in Biblical studies will lead you through the Bible, from beginning to end and study the social, political and historical contexts of Scripture. You will study the Bible, learning about the basic themes, issues, and schools-of-thought in Christian theology, as well as develop the tools to integrate biblical knowledge with contemporary world issues and events. You will develop the critical thinking skills you need and also be able to target your interests through this Biblical studies certificate. As a Christian university, we hold strongly to these standards as we strive to apply Biblical principles to create Christ-centered individuals and positive influencers of our culture.

Featured Courses in the Graduate Certificate Program

Program Highlights

  • By earning your online Graduate Certificate in Biblical Studies from a non-profit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs has not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university. 
  • This graduate certificate can be completed in one to two semesters.
  • Students are able to transfer courses from the graduate certificate in Biblical studies to a graduate program that applies.

Military Benefits

Are you a service member, veteran, military spouse, or Department of Defense employee? We are proud to support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts - $275 for graduate (per credit hour) part-time, block rate of $2,475 for the semester if full time.*
    • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as an Emergency Responder (less than $625 per course).
  • 8-week courses, eight different start dates each year and no set login times.


*Credits taken above 15 credit hours for the Masters of Divinity Online are charged at the part-time rate.

Program Format for the Online Biblical Studies Certificate

  • 100% online
  • 12 credit hours
  • 8-week courses, eight different start dates each year and no set login times.

Graduate Certificate Information and Requirements

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