John W. Rawlings School of Divinity – Graduate Certificates Explore Scripture at a Deeper Level

Why Choose Liberty University’s John W. Rawlings School of Divinity to Pursue an Online Graduate Certificate?

A graduate certificate is a great option if you want to pursue a career change, work towards a promotion, or simply increase your expertise and training in a certain area without committing to a full degree. Many of our graduate certificates take 1-2 semesters to complete, and with our 100% online format, you can study from the comfort of your home. Plus, you can remain active in your family, work, and community responsibilities. Training Champions for Christ is at the heart of each of our certificate programs, and by choosing Liberty, you are choosing an accredited university with a vested interest in your academic, personal, and professional success. 

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Ranked in the Top 10% of’s Best Online Schools in America

What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

Available Graduate Divinity Certificates

Certificates with 9 Credit Hours

Certificates with 12 Credit Hours

Certificate with 15 Credit Hours

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Not sure what to choose?

Speak to one of our admissions specialists to help you choose the program that best fits your needs.

Value of a Degree

At Liberty, you can strengthen your business, management, and leadership skills and accomplish something remarkable. Completing a graduate certificate isn’t just something you do – it can be an invaluable experience. Take a look at some other reasons why earning an online graduate certificate is worth it.

Return On Investment In Your Education

Return on Investment

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) provides valuable information on how a graduate certificate can impact salary prospectsLearn more!*

Potential Employment Opportunities With A Liberty University Degree

Employment Opportunities

Explore job outlook statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the following careers: top executives** and Emergency Management Directors.***

Professional Connection Opportunities Through Liberty University

Professional Connections

Mastering concepts and gaining advanced knowledge shouldn’t be the only benefits of a graduate certificate. Our world-class online learning environment is designed to facilitate collaboration and networking.

Frequently Asked Questions


Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for part-time graduate and postgraduate divinity courses
  • Discounted divinity block rate – $2,475 per semester*
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)**
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

These benefits also apply to the MA in Pastoral Counseling, which falls under the School of Behavioral Sciences.

*Credits taken below 9 and above 15 credit hours per semester are charged at the part-time rate.

**Not applicable to certificates.