Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies

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Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies

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

Do you want to dig deeper into the underlying themes and messages in the Bible and see how they connect to struggles in the world today? At Liberty University, our 100% online Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies program provides an in-depth study of the Scriptures through a curriculum that is enriched with biblical truth.

In as little as one semester, you can better prepare to address and answer difficult theological questions through advanced online training. If you want to gain a deeper understanding of theology, grow in your relationship with Christ, and prepare for a lifetime of effective ministry, our Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies is an excellent option for you!

Since 1985, Liberty University has been a pioneer in distance education with the mission to Train Champions for Christ. Our programs were created to help you grow in your walk with Christ and develop as a professional in your chosen field.

Our flexible and affordable theological studies certificate allows you to fit courses around your schedule, and because Liberty is accredited, you can transfer these courses into a full online seminary master’s degree! Take the next step in your ministry or advance your career with Liberty’s Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies!

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

  • Study the Gospels and the books of the New Testament
  • Dive deep into the history and tradition of the Old Testament
  • Survey the most important topic in theology and discover the deeper connections in Scripture

As you grow in your walk with Christ, studying theology is critical to understanding God’s word. Through advanced courses in theology and apologetics, you will more deeply understand the extent of salvation, better comprehend the complexities of life, and prepare for difficult questions of the faith you will have to answer in your ministry career.

You may also be interested in exploring our certificate in biblical studies or our master’s degree in divinity or theological studies.

Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies Program Highlights

As a leader in distance education since 1985, we understand what it takes to create a flexible and affordable education for busy people. Since we have been investing in distance and online learning for decades, our experience has taught us how to streamline our degree options so you can focus on what really matters to you. While many schools offer online degrees, we believe Liberty stands out.

Here’s what sets us apart:

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank among Niche.com’s top 5 online schools in America. Earning your online Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 6 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 
  • Your ministry matters – so when you take 9-15 credit hours per semester in your divinity program, you’ll pay a discounted block rate of $2,750. It’s our way of supporting all you do to serve others.
  • You can complete this certificate in as little as 1 semester!

Military Benefits

Service is important to us, so whether you’re currently serving in the Armed Forces, have served, or are married to someone who serves, we’re here to serve you. Liberty’s military benefits are available to:

  • Active duty service members of the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/retirees
  • Spouses of service members and veterans/retirees
  • Current Department of Defense employees

We are proud to support you in your pursuit of a flexible and affordable online education by offering you the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts — $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Discounted divinity block rate: $2,475 per semester (for 9-15 credit hours)
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year and no set login times

 

12

Credit Hours

.5

Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% online, 8-week courses

Interested in studying on campus?

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the certificate total

Next Start Date

Oct 25, 2021

Accreditation

Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Experience That Matters to You

As an accredited Christian college with a 7,000-acre campus in Lynchburg, Virginia, Liberty University offers you an education that is both academically challenging and rooted in a biblical worldview.

At Liberty, you’ll benefit from 30+ years of learning, growing, adapting, and innovating for the distance learner — and more than a decade of researching the needs of the online student. You can be confident that we’ve taken the time to learn what’s important to you.

And what’s that?

  • Affordability
  • Accessibility
  • Academic Quality

These important factors challenged us to find new financial solutions, get ahead of industry trends, and blaze trails into cutting-edge career fields — and it’s paid off. That’s the difference experience makes.

 

We are widely recognized as a top university for affordability, accessibility, and academic quality.

Why Choose Liberty University?

Enjoy Flexible Courses

Choose from a wide variety of programs at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level, most of which are 100% online*. With an 8-week format and 8 start dates per year, it’s easy to fit your courses around your schedule!

* excludes licensure, certification, and some doctoral programs

Maximize Your Time

Start and finish your degree faster! Liberty requires no standardized testing for admission, and you can transfer previous course credit — transfer in up to 75% of a bachelor’s degree and up to 50% of a master’s, postgraduate, or doctoral degree — or discover how your life, career, or military experience may count toward your college degree.

Grow in Your Faith

All of our courses are taught from a Christian perspective, and our faculty see themselves as mentors. Our mission is to Train Champions for Christ — we’re committed to championing you as you study to go further in your field, become a leader in your industry, or start a new career.

Access Academic Support

Throughout your educational journey, you will have access to academic resources that will aid in the completion of your degree. Services include our online library, writing center, tutoring, study aids, IT assistance, 30+ tutorial videos, live webinars, and personalized help from our academic advising team.

At Liberty, we believe in putting a world-class Christian education within reach — so our tuition rates have been frozen for 6 years and counting!

Why We’re Nonprofit

As a nonprofit (not-for-profit) university, Liberty is in the business of training skilled professionals to make a difference in the world – not gaining profit, revenue, or producing dividends for shareholders. In keeping with our commitment to your education, we invest our resources back into degree programs and into your student experience.

While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university and has not increased tuition for 6 straight years. Lower tuition means less student loan debt for students.

For Liberty University, nonprofit is more than a status; it is a valuable opportunity to invest in the lives of students who will go out and impact the world.

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Financing Options

Financial Aid

Nearly 80% of all Liberty students in an online program are awarded financial aid. Virginia residents may qualify for additional aid — learn more!

Corporate Tuition Assistance

Deferred – If your company reimburses you for the cost of your education, you pay only a portion of your balance up front. You submit your grades to your employer who pays you, and then you pay the remaining balance for your classes.

Tuition Discounts

Qualified military service members, veterans, and their spouses can receive up to 55% off their tuition rate for eligible programs!

Contact one of our Admissions Counselors for more information by calling (800) 424-9595.