As a Christian, You Can’t Afford to Neglect Your Bible and Theological Study
Even though you’ve tried to learn on your own, you’ve encountered a few barriers.
- You're not able to commit to a full degree program.
- Informal resources lack accountability.
- Alternative forms of training lack the depth you’re seeking.
- Free resources fail to authenticate your hard work.
- You struggle to see the fruits of your individual study.
- You can’t figure out what you need to know by yourself.
Barriers Can Be Discouraging
Deepen your understanding of the Bible and theology in a way that suits your unique needs and lifestyle.
Manageable Course Load
8-13 credit hour certificate programs.
Receive graduate-level education without committing to a full degree.
Study at your own pace from wherever you are, either online or residentially.
Increase the Ways You Can
Serve the Church.
A graduate certificate is one of the most convenient ways to invest in theological formation and increase the ways you can serve the church. With discipline-specific certificate programs, you can deepen your understanding of the Scriptures for personal growth while opening doors for teaching, writing, and so much more.
By completing the Greek certificate, a student will have gained facility with the vocabulary, grammar, and syntax of New Testament (Koine) Greek in order to be enriched and strengthened in their walk with God through the study of the New Testament Scriptures in their original language.
By completing the Old Testament certificate, a student will have gained a foundational understanding of the historical setting, literary style, theme, purpose, and message of each of the 39 Old Testament books.
By completing the Certificate in Historical Theology, a student will have a broad knowledge of the history of Christianity from the time of the early church up to the 21st century.
By completing the Certificate in Systematic Theology, a student will have a strong grasp of the classical topics (loci) of Christian theology, grounded in God’s self-revelation in Scripture and in dialogue with the creeds and confessions of the church.
Christian Counseling at RTS Charlotte
By completing the Certificate in Christian Counseling, a student will develop an understanding of the theoretical framework for biblical counseling and provides an opportunity for students to engage in counseling under professors’ supervision.
Theology & Public Life at RTS Washington
By completing the Certificate in Theology & Public Life, a student will be better prepared theologically to exercise responsibility in their citizenship and other callings related to public life.
Take the Next Step
Deepen Your Love for God
Serve the Church
Who Should Enroll
|Bible Study Leaders
|Sunday School Teachers
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. A bachelor’s degree is required to begin graduate-level coursework.
Yes. All coursework in the certificate programs can be applied to degree programs. Some courses will be applied as fulfilling core requirements, while others may fulfill elective requirements.
- You will be asked to write two brief essays.
- You will need to upload a recent photograph.
- An application fee will be processed before you submit the application.
- You will need to submit official academic transcripts for all colleges or universities you have attended and completed six or more hours.
- You will be asked to supply up to three references as part of this application process.
Students should expect about 3 hours of coursework per week per credit hour.
An enrollment deposit is required for the certificate programs. Enrollment deposits are nonrefundable.
Transfer credit may only be applied to degree programs.
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Invest, Learn, Serve.
Deepen your understanding of the Scriptures for personal growth while opening doors for teaching, writing, and so much more.