Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies Online Program

Online Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies

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Shape your Faith and Ministry by Earning Our Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies Online

Our online Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies gives you the opportunity to receive Graduate level training, in our online format, that can apply to your ministry in less than two semesters. You will gain a deeper understanding of theology to be more effective in your ministry, ground yourself in vital truths in scripture, and see it come together in practical application on a day to day basis. If you do not have plans to be in vocational ministry but are looking for personal enrichment and growth, this certificate can be an excellent introduction to a more in-depth study of scriptures, setting a strong foundation in what you believe. Re-ignite your relationship with Christ by personal and reflective study through our online Graduate Certificate of Theological Studies.


Why Choose Liberty’s Online Graduate in Theological Studies Certificate?

Our 100% online Graduate Certificate allows you to start or continue preparing for ministry without committing to a full degree program or traveling to a physical campus. This Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies can be earned in as little as one semester and will focus on providing you with a practical foundation for ministry. Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) which gives you a credible degree to help prepare for ministry.

With our online certificate format, your courses not only jumpstart your desire to study and go in-depth with scripture but allow you to transfer these courses into one of our online Divinity degrees at the masters level. You do not have to step away from your family, ministry, or professional life with our convenient online eight-week format. Liberty’s mission is to see you impact real lives for Christ through your chosen vocation.


What Will You Learn in our Online Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies?

In our online Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies, you will integrate your passion for scripture with ministry, theology, and cultural applications. By the end of the Graduate certificate, you will be able to articulate your faith in a clearer and more dynamic way. You will delve into the foundational truths of your faith such as the inerrancy of scripture, the resurrection of Christ, and the existence of God. With our online seminary level courses, you will also unpack the doctrines that are so important to your personal Christian walk such as why scripture is authoritative and the nature of God. You will also discuss the impact of having an eternal outlook on life; the profound mark salvation makes on the life of a Christian and the backgrounds of the biblical Church.

Also, our online Ethics and Christian ministry course you will take in our certificate program will translate this more in-depth study into a usable ministry mindset for addressing relevant issues of the twenty-first century. With a timeless study of the scriptures, you will reaffirm the relevance of scripture for practical impact in your life and the lives of others.

Required Courses

  • APOL 500 - Introduction to Apologetics
  • THEO 525 - Systematic Theology I
  • THEO 530 - Systematic Theology II
  • THEO 650 - Ethics & Christian Ministry 

Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies Program Highlights

  • By earning your online Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies from a non-profit university whose online programs ranked in the top five out 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.
  • Translate your passion for Christian Ministry, Theology, and seeing lives impacted into a meaningful ministry while shaping your personal walk with the Lord.
  • Our Rawlings School of Divinity Master’s program block rate allows you to pay no more than $2,750 per semester in tuition for up to 15 credit hours.  
    • View our online Tuition Rates and Fees to get more information about our affordability.
    • Block rate = 9 to 15 credit hours (less than 9 or more than 15 credit hours: $395/credit hour)

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)
  • Our Rawlings School of Divinity Master’s program Military block rate allows you to pay no more than $2,475 per semester in tuition.
    • Block rate = 9 to 15 credit hours (less than 9 or more than 15 credit hours for Military Benefits: $275/credit hour).
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year and no set login times.

Graduate Theological Studies Program Format


Graduate Theological Studies Certificate Information and Requirements

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