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Graduate Certificate in Biblical Studies
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online, 8-Week Courses
Transfer Credits
Not Applicable
Next Start Date
Oct 22, 2018
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Further Your Education with Our Graduate Biblical Studies 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 program 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 Graduate Certificate in Biblical Studies 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 in Biblical Studies 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 program 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.

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Program Highlights
Certificate Information
Military Benefits
Admission Requirements

Graduate Certificate in Biblical Studies Program Highlights

  • By earning your online Graduate Certificate in Biblical Studies from a nonprofit 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 our Graduate Certificate in Biblical Studies program 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.
  • You can transfer courses from the graduate certificate in Biblical Studies to a graduate program.

Graduate Certificate in Biblical Studies Information and Requirements

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Graduate Certificate in Biblical Studies Program 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 attending full time.*
  • 8-week courses, eight different start dates each year and no set login times.

*Credits taken above 15 credit hours for the Graduate Certificate in Biblical Studies are charged at the part-time rate

Admission Requirements for Online Graduate Certificate in Biblical Studies

A regionally or nationally accredited Bachelor’s degree with a 2.0 or above cumulative combined GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our Admission Requirements Page for more detailed admissions related information.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission Application
  • Application fee*
  • Divinity Questionnaire
  • Pastoral Recommender Contact Information
  • Official college transcripts
  • Proof of English proficiency

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

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