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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
May 13, 2019
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Further Your Knowledge of Scripture with Our Online Graduate Biblical Studies Certificate 

In Liberty University’s 100% online biblical studies graduate certificate program, you will study the Old and New Testaments in-depth, focusing on context, authorial purpose, hermeneutics, and theme development. Our Graduate Certificate in Biblical Studies program provides practical knowledge of Bible study and interpretation, doctrine, evangelism, and discipleship. Ideal for anyone who wants to go deeper into the Bible, increase his or her ministry effectiveness, or prepare for a graduate degree, our biblical studies certificate program will give you the advanced knowledge you need to become a Champion for Christ within the church.

Why Choose Liberty’s Graduate Certificate in Biblical Studies?

Liberty University’s Graduate Certificate in Biblical Studies is created to help you gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Word of God. You will study under professors who have served as missionaries and pastors, and they will teach you the interpretation skills you need to understand complex theological debates as well as practically apply doctrine. At Liberty, the mission of our online biblical studies certificate program is to help you develop into a church leader who is guided by duty, honor, and morality, so you are prepared to make a difference in your church community.

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What Will You Learn in Our Graduate Certificate in Biblical Studies Online Program?

Our online biblical studies graduate certificate will equip you for ministry in a variety of settings. Through a complete study of the Bible, our Graduate Certificate in Biblical Studies program will examine the social, political, and historical contexts of Scripture. You will learn the basic themes, issues, and schools-of-thought in Christian theology and develop the tools you need to integrate biblical knowledge with contemporary world issues and events.

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Certificate Info
Military Benefits
Admission Requirements

Our Graduate Certificate in Biblical Studies Program Highlights

  • By earning your 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.
  • Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past three years – and counting.
  • Our biblical studies graduate certificate program can be completed online in one to two semesters.
  • You can transfer courses from our Graduate Certificate in Biblical Studies directly to several of our School of Divinity’s master’s degree programs.

Our Online Graduate Certificate in Biblical Studies Information 

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Biblical Studies Graduate Certificate Online Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the world. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey. As a thank you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 for graduate (per credit hour)
  • Discounted Divinity Block Rate: $2,475 per semester – only $165/credit at 15 credit hours!*
  • 8-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.

*Credits taken above 15 credit hours are charged at the part-time rate.

Admission Requirements for Our Online Graduate Certificate in Biblical Studies Program

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.